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.
Have a Great Saturday !