I used McCall's Pattern 5419. I made a size 7 in View C which called for 7/8 of a yard of fabric. I picked up this adorable mushroom fabric (you know me and mushrooms!) at Hancock's yesterday for less than $4 and I got a little more than a yard. I came home, laid out the two pattern pieces and then spent a half an hour trying to arrange them to fit the darn yard. It just wouldn't work and I was not happy. First, for the 44 inches wide I had to use one side of piece 1 and 2 and then flip them to use the other sides for a continuous piece. Well, I'm not good at flipping when I'm trying to visually see if the pattern will fit. So I broke out the freezer paper and traced the opposite sides of piece 1 and 2 then lined them up to their counterparts. Still no fitting. I was extremely disappointed. Eventually I just adjusted the way the pieces were (making them no longer straight in front but kind of at a tilt and then they JUST BARELY fit). So if you are making this pattern and have a patterned fabric, BUY MORE than the 7/8.
Everything else went quick and smooth as a breeze. Took me a half an hour to whip this up and cost about $6 total after fabric and bias tape.
See how these sides above didn't match up :( boo. I was so disappointed.
The bottom picture of the other side miraculously did match up though.
Miss K told me the dress is perfect for swinging. It didn't fly up! :)