McCall’s 6886 -Inspired by Dolce & Gabbana


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.

Red_Blk DG Dress

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.

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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.

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22 thoughts on “McCall’s 6886 -Inspired by Dolce & Gabbana

  1. Don’t you just love that you picked the designer fabric all on your own before seeing it? It’s so validating to our sewing! Total winner. Looking fab in a $$$ designer dress!!!

  2. Looks great! I love the contrast sleeve and hem bands. The back looks like it fits well with the fish-eye darts. I have this pattern but I’ve held off since I know I’d have to add some kind of sway-back adjustment for fit:p All your versions are fab! I especially like the black panel print one!:)

  3. I really like all versions you have made from this pattern. I like this dress pattern and have only made two dresses from it. It is one of those patterns as you well know that the fabric makes the dress look different each time.

    I like the black panel for contrast with this recent make. All of your dresses look great on you! Happy Thanksgiving!!

  4. great dress for winter, love the fabric choice. And I am so glad to see you set up a blog, I love reading your reviews on Pattern Review. You so often choose patterns that I am interested in so it is great to see them sewn up. I look forward to all your creations!

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