Mccalls 6886

Mccalls 6886: Close-fitting pullover dresses with neckline variations, and stitched hems. Designed for medium-weight moderate stretch knits.

Here's another take on Mccalls 6886 that I made for a friend.  She was inspired by my Butterick 5672 which was sewn using a novelty print.  The fabric for this version is a fun novelty blk/wht print in a stretch cotton with a liquid faux leather contrasting midriff.

Never thought I'd find myself slicing & dicing ... however, I made sure to keep flat measuring as I went along.  I did cut the back with a center back seam, thinking a zipper would be needed, but it wasn't necessary.  Thereafter, construction went seamlessly as I basted the corresponding upper front, middle & bottom pieces first, then the upper back, middle & bottom, shoulder seams and lastly the side seams.

 The dress seams were serged and its unlined.  For the neckline, I did a lil snipping at center front to add a lil somethin' different to the neckline.   The neckline, sleeve hems and dress hem were folded 1/2" to the inside and final stitched.

She wanted a simple silhouette that she can throw on, top off with a blazer or cardigan and go and Mccalls 6886 is the perfect dress for it.

Being a working woman, mom & wife, she needs the ease of simple pieces that will make her mornings hassle free.

Of course, I had to make the photo taking and editing fun and switched out the background... she loves it.

Until then,
Have a Great Evening !


OOTD w/ McCalls 7254

M7254 is a cardigan that is close fitting and unlined, with self-lined extended collar & peplum and sleeve option.

For the second one, worked up Version B and added sleeves

Fabric for this version is a printed ITY knit from Chic' Fabrics and black liquid faux leather for the sleeves which I purchased from Spandex House.  Again, being that I was using a lightweight knit, lined the bodice with a knit. As with the first one, the seams were serged and once the lining was in I attached the extended collar and peplum.

No different from the first one, I used adhesive to get a crisp and as close to perfect hemline and final stitched. 

The fabric and lining armholes were basted together, then basted the sleeves in and serged thereafter.  For the sleeve hemlines, I just fused the hem folds with heatn'bond.  Lastly, for the closure, I did a buttonhole & black button.  

For my next version and yes there will be another and possibly another....lol  I will adjust the shoulder length, it hangs a twee bit past my shoulder points.

However, it didn't break the overall look of the cardigan.  The cardigan paired with black slacks, black lace front tank and grey suede pumps made the perfect OOTD.

Until then,
Have a Great Week !!!


TBT w/ Butterick 5672

Happy Thursday All...  we are one more day closer to the weekend.  Yesss !  Of course, it's Throw Back Thursday and wanted to share one of my pattern repeater throwbacks...

This dress was coined the wall art dress, because I'd initially purchased the fabric to use in a large frame for art work.  However, that never happened and decided I would be the walking art...lol

Then 2014

The fabric definitely screams eclectic and makes for a great piece to don with a blazer.  

Now 2015

No refashion here, just changed the shoes to a cognac pump that works so much better than the champagne taupe.

Oh and let me share... a new brand of hosiery to me and love them.  The fit is perfect, no sagging over the course of the day, reinforced toe and are inexpensive... Leda Ultra Sheer.

Until then,
Have a Great Thursday ! 


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