Barcelona Balcony Copycat: Issue 1

Hey Everyone!

I’m going to be creating a tutorial for how to make your own Barcelona Balcony dress. Read all about the dress, here. For those who are keeping up, I did skip ahead to Dress #6 of the Dazzling Dozen, since this eye-catching red dress was intended for Valentine’s Day.

I will be showing you how to replicate this dress, more specifically for a plus size, but anyone should be able to follow along. We will be modifying the McCall’s M6893 sewing pattern to achieve this. Never altered style lines on a pattern before? I will show you how!


  • McCall’s M6893 in the size that is closest to your measurements.
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Paper scissors
  • Scotch tape
  • Large paper (You can use brown packing paper, tissue paper, news print, or even poster board.)
  • Pounce wheel (for thicker paper choice) OR tracing wheel
  • Soft tape measure
  • Hip curve, french curve, or flexible ruler to draw curved lines.

patternmaking supplies


You are now ready for Issue 2.

Happy Sewing!



2 thoughts on “Barcelona Balcony Copycat: Issue 1

  1. Pingback: Dazzling Dozen #6: About the Pattern, and Tracing | Stini's Sewing Blog

  2. Pingback: Barcelona Balcony Copycat: Intro | Stini's Sewing Blog

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