McCall’s Pattern 6690 – Girls Dress

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McCall’s pattern 6690 is their newest girl’s dress from their spring line. Any little girl would be excited to wear this dress and with its fun, flowing style, it’s perfect for spring and for the coming Easter holiday. It has ruffles on the bottom and fluttery sleeves, making this dress a sweet addition to their wardrobe.

I love the use of sheer fabric in this design. The lightness of the fabric really suits the style of this dress. If you’ve never worked this type of fabric, you may be under the impression that it’s hard to work with, as it tends to be slippery. Fortunately, we’ve created our tutorial “Working with Silk and Silk-like Fabric” for some handy tips that will make working with this fabric and making this dress a breeze. After seeing our tips, nothing can stop you from making this dress out of beautiful fabric.

In this tutorial, we take you from beginning to end, showing you every step in the construction of McCall’s 6690. Sewing elements covered in this tutorial are working with a partial lining, creating a ruffle, doing a rolled hem, creating a thread button loop, and creating a fabric sash. All these elements come together easily to create the most adorable girl’s dress.

To order McCall’s 6690 pattern, please go to here.


  1. Avatar of ElizabethQ


    September 27, 2014

    Thanks for the video! I purchased the voile fabric but was uncertain as to what type of lining fabric to buy. The fabric labeled as lining fabric was polyester and I thought it might be full of static. Can I use fabric other than “lining” fabric? What do you suggest? Thanks for your help.

    • Avatar of ProfessorPincushion


      September 27, 2014

      I prefer not using the traditional “lining” fabric for the reasons that you bring up. I just use a lightweight cotton and it’s worked out well for me. Hope this helps :)

  2. Leo Aviles

    February 24, 2013

    Awesome tutorial. Would definitely love to make this for my sister…. Looking forward to seeing more…. :)

  3. Beth Moore

    February 22, 2013

    I would love to sew this dress in pink polka dots!

  4. Kathy Davis

    February 21, 2013

    So Cute! My granddaughter would look so cute in this!!! Thanks for the chance.

  5. biggredd

    February 20, 2013

    I would love to win this pattern for my granddaughter. She would love it! This is a wonderful website and i am going to learn a lot from the videos.

  6. Megan Pilcher

    February 19, 2013

    Thanks so much for the opportunity to win this pattern! Just discovered your website and videos! Fantastic!!

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