10/31/15

Mccalls 6886

Mccalls 6886 is the perfect pattern, if one is looking for a simple silhouette.  I've had the pleasure of using it for selfless sewing.  It's a quick and easy sew with just 2 pieces for the sleeveless version.  
A close fitting, pullover dress w/ neckline variations & stitched hems and neck band option. Using med.wt stretch knits.



My friend selected this printed beige/brown knit from my stash of fabric.  With her measurements I selected a size 8 for the neckline & shoulder seams, a 10 for the body and scooped out 3/8" from the front neckline.  


Construction was seamless with all seams serged.  The neckline, armholes & hemline were serged and folded to the inside and final stitched. The fit was spot on without any added alterations.  Love how she paired it with a kelly green cardigan.  Doesn't she look great for 40+... she has those neverlookadayover20genes.


For Version II, she opted for a v-neckline and sleeves in a black ltwt. Neoprene.  Every woman needs an LBD.  It offers a variety of options, pair it w/ a blazer, cardigan, jean jacket, skinny or wide belt.
She enjoy her dresses and was inspired by my Butterick 5672, a novelty print dress.  For Version III, she went with a stretch cotton in black/white novelty print from PS Fabrics and faux stretch leather from my stash. 


Back @ the cutting table & since we were going with a contrasting midriff, traced off the pattern and altered to mimic the inspired dress.  As of now it's still a wip with the neckline, sleeves and hemline remaining.  

Until then,
Have a Great Saturday !


14 comments:

Dorothy DotDot said...

She looks great as you really fitted her well!

Sheila said...

Thank you Dorothy !

Carolyn (Diary of a Sewing Fanatic) said...

I like this pattern a lot too!

Kyle said...

I will have to get that pattern--seems like a great one!

Sheila said...

Great pattern with a lot of possibilities. Now I need to make a few for me.

Sheila said...

Definitely get it, makes a great staple in one's wardrobe

Faye Lewis said...

The dresses are wonderful Sheila and she looked wonderful in them too.

MushyWear said...

You did such a nice job on the 3 versions. Your friend is truly blessed by your talent. I also love how she paired the light brown print with the kelly green cardigan. Very cool.

Aminat said...

Wow she's so beautiful and the dresses are spot on. I just completed a dress with the same pattern. Great pattern

Sheila said...

Thank you Faye !

Sheila said...

Thank you Shannon !

Sheila said...

Thank you Aminat !

Dr. Fun (AKA Sister) said...

You're an awesome friend!!! Love that green cardigan with it - just pops!

Sheila said...

Thank you Sister !