I purchased this medium weight knit from Fabric Mart last year and had a cardigan in mind when I saw the fabric. While flipping through a fashion magazine for inspiration I came across this ad from Dolce & Gabbana.
POW! Inspiration hit me and I knew my fabric had to be a dress. I was not looking to re-create the dress from the ad. I had something in mind: McCall’s 6886. I love that pattern. This is my fourth version of this dress.
I shortened the sleeves by 2″ and added 2″ contrasting bands. I shortened the dress front and back by 5″ and added a 4″ contrasting band. The only other change I made was to add two fish eye darts to the back. The picture below is not a great shot of the back but it does give you an idea of how the dress fits with the darts.
I am very happy with my dress. I love when a vision turns out exactly as planned.
Below are pictures of my three previous versions of this dress. The black panel print is the only one with fish eye darts in the back.