During the Holidays I went through my fabric stash in an attempt to do some organizing. I came across this sweater knit that I purchased three years ago and thought of McCall’s 6886 right away. The issue was that I only had 1.5 yards of this fabric. In order to achieve a length that would be wearable, I had to cut a band to add to the bottom of the dress. I like the way that turned out.
This is a VERY popular pattern. There are currently 136 reviews on sewingpatternreview.com. It also made the Best Patterns of 2015 list on their website.
The pattern calls for simply turning the neckline under and stitching. I normally choose to add binding instead but in this case I followed the instructions. I used my coverstitch machine to topstitch the neckline in place. I also lined the dress with tricot. It was either that or wear it with a slip.
This is one of the most versatile patterns I’ve come across in a few years. I have more fabric lined up for variations of this dress. It is a great pattern to use as base for other designs.
We’ve had some much needed rain here on the Central Coast of California. As you can see in the pictures, things are looking a little greener around here.
Other dresses I’ve sewn with McCall’s 6886: