I love this dress. It is comfy, stylish, and looks complicated but was actually very easy!
The pattern is McCall’s 6503, view D, with no sleeves. The fabric was a lucky quilting cotton find on the clearance table at Joann’s.
I did my usual grading between sizes, but did not have to lengthen this one. It went together like a dream and I only had to redo the stand-up collar part once. It is well worth going slowly on that section. The second time around I actually measured and drew lines on the fabric to sew along.
The buttons on the front are decorative – the dress has a side zip.
Next time I make this I will line the bodice so that the armholes are automatically bound (instead of using bias binding) before putting on the front band and collar. I will also reshape the armhole slightly in the front for ease of movement. One must consider these things when one is a dancer!