McCall’s 6696 – Eyelet Shirt Dress


I’m behind on my blogging. It seems that “stuff” keeps getting in the way of my fashion photographer and I taking the time for a photo session. I’m finally here with McCall’s 6696. This pattern was included in the Best Patterns of 2015 AND 2017 on Pattern I’m a little late to the party on this one but this is definitely a case of better late than never.


I bought this cotton eyelet at Fabrix in San Francisco with McCall’s 6696 in mind. The pattern included a slip which I chose to make. I made the collar slightly narrower. I removed about 3/8″ from the points tapering to nothing at the center back. I did not have to lengthen the bodice which is something I normally have to do. I added one button at the bottom of the dress to prevent the slip from peeking out. I also omitted the pockets because I didn’t want them showing through the eyelet.


I love a shirt dress! This pattern lived up to its reputation. I have some fabric purchased in Copenhagen lined up for another one.


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14 thoughts on “McCall’s 6696 – Eyelet Shirt Dress

  1. This is the classic summer dress. You’ll be wearing this for years to come because it will never go out of style! it fits you to a T.

  2. Beautiful on you! I love the eyelet. I happen to be wearing my make of this pattern today-I used seersucker-great for beating the heat!

  3. That is absolutely gorgeous! I know it’s a pattern that’s been popular for awhile, but I haven’t tried it either:) I’m such a shirtdress fan, I’m tempted….

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