4:30 PM

DIY Jacket Dress M6844 + review

Happy Sunday!

I have been having a great weekend completing 3 projects! I excited to report that I am posting my first video tutorial on tonight!!!! The garment below is an altered jacket dress made from McCalls patter 6844 view D.  This pattern is considered easy and I want to show you how to do the modifications I made.

For the bodice, front and back, as well as the collar,  I made absolutely no changes.

I made the following changes to the sleeve to simulate a little poof ( I found the first image on google)





I also made the same adjustments to the bottom front and back to widen the skirt similar to how I do my peplums....  I accomplish this by taping 8.5 x 11 sheets of paper together, measuring out 5 inches all the way around the skirt and drafting my new cut line as per below.



After completing these two modifications, the garment was constructed as per the pattern instructions.....



Pattern: M6844

Pattern Sizing: Medium

Fabric: African Print wax fabric found on aknfabricsandtextiles.com ($15 for 6 yards)  I used about 4.5 - 5 for this jacket.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done? Yes

Were the instructions?: The instructions were very easy to follow.

Would you recommend it to others? Absolutely, Im thinking about making a couple more.



  1. I personally love what you have created. The choice of fabric says alot. It feels as if its telling a story which draws my eyes too it. I am actually inspired by it and will be making one my self. I am thinking about adding a solid leather touch to it. Maybe as the belt, lover half of the sleeves. Or maybe i will divide the skirt portion into offsetting leather and fabric pieces. Blogging can be a hard task and not everyone is good at it. I must say that i like what i see. So From 1 King to a Queen. Keep up the Awesome work my dear Sew Sista! ;-)

    1. Aw thank hun, I look forward to seeing your version, it sounds amazing!

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