{McCall's} M6885 Shirtdress

Now that I proved to myself that I can sew a decent collar, it looks like I've developed a shirtdress addiction. Which this time around is being fuelled by McCall's M6885.
McCall's M6885
I'm so glad I managed to look past the hideousness that is the pattern envelope because I really love this pattern. There are a few variations but basically it's a loose fitting shirtdress with a sort of half placket (?) on the front.
McCall's M6885
I made a view D, size 10. I omitted the ties though. I hate having a knot at my back - especially when driving. I quite like the loose look but I also have the option of wearing it with a belt if I want to. 
The only real change I made was to lengthen the sides considerably. Just before cutting, I noticed that the sides seams curved quite a lot upwards at the bottom. The view I picked has quite a severely curved hem but it looked suspiciously short on the side seams.
McCall's M6885
After getting my tape measure out, I decided that it would've indeed been too short for my liking. I ended up lengthening it by a whole 3 INCHES!!! Then I blended the curve back in to match the front and back and cut it. Just FYI, I'm not even tall at 5'6" - or 1.69m in real money - so be warned.
McCall's M6885
The instructions were very good, if a little confusing around the bottom of the placket bit. But I figured it out in the end. They don't tell you to sew down the little tab at the bottom but I chose to. I didn't like it flapping around. The buttons were in my stash but I think they came from Textile Garden.
McCall's M6885
The instructions don't mention this but I french seamed the sleeves so they look nice and tidy on the outside, since they're meant to be worn rolled up. I think my next version might be a full sleeve and cuff one for winter.
I know the collar looks weird here but I don't know why it looks that way. It's actually alright.
McCall's M6885
The fabric is one of my favourites ever, as proven by this Zinnia skirt, this Hawthorn dress and on of these Sewaholic Crescent skirts... I like what I like, I guess. It's a lightweight cotton and what can I say? I really, really like it. And there's still enough left of it for a shirt, probably... 
McCall's M6885
I'm very happy with this dress. I've worn it loads already. It looks great with leggings, too, so I'll be able to keep wearing it when the weather gets cold. Bonus!

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