This is my fifth version of McCall’s 6886. The pattern is a wonderful basic dress pattern that can be used as a starting point for so many knit dresses. It’s no wonder that it made the Best Patterns of 2015 list on PatternReview.com. The only change I made to this version was to add a contrasting neck binding on the outside of the neckline.
The pattern calls for finishing the neck edge with a 5/8″ hem. I normally sew binding cut from the dress fabric and sew it to the inside of the neck. I wanted a splash of color with my black and white stripe so I went with some leftover coral knit from another project. I like when hanging on to those scraps pays off. The striped fabric is from Tissus Mode De L’Orme in Granby, Quebec. By now you probably know that I load up my suitcase whenever I’m visiting family and friends in the region.
I wore this dress to the de Young Museum where we saw “Oscar de la Renta: The Retrospective”. It was wonderful! I highly recommend seeing the exhibition if you have the opportunity. It will be at the de Young in San Francisco until May 30th.