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McCalls 6754 - pattern review

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I sewed McCalls 6754 knit dress back in May, I think, but hadn't worn it yet, so I'm finally getting around to reviewing it.   It is described as "Close-fitting and flared tops and dresses have neckline variations, elasticized (seamed) waist, and narrow hems".
I made view B, the sleeveless dress.  I cut a size M, and my fabric was a pretty seafoam green ponte knit from Califabrics.com.  It's a lighter weight ponte, so not too heavy for summer, and with enough drape for the full skirt.

This is really easy to sew, I have no complaints about that. I really hate the way the Big 4 pattern companies size knit patterns.  They never put finished garment measurements and their sizing is always HUGE for knits.  After I sewed the side seams and tried it on, I realized I had to take this in - 2" on each side!! And it's still too big on me.  First, some pictures -
The bodice is still too big, and kind of unflattering, but I couldn't take it in any more or the da…