11/10/15

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 !

16 comments:

Cherie said...

Adorable, sophisticated dress! She looks great in it and happy too! You're a great friend!

Lovenicky said...

What a great idea to add the faux leather mid section. It makes the dress look very on-trend indeed. You are a great friend to sew such a stylish dress for your friend!

Lisa R said...

Very cute! I always seem to wavy stitching when I just fold and stitch a neck hem. Did you do anything extra?

Sheila said...

Thank you Cherie !

Sheila said...

Thank you Lovenicky !

Sheila said...

Thank you Lisa ! I use to have that issue too. Now, I prefer to stay stitch the neckline, fold hem to inside & with a stitch length @ 2.6 sew slowly. In other instances, I use steam-a-seam and fuse the neckline fold and final stitch with a stitch length at 2.6. Another option, slowly serge the neckline and use that to use as the guide for folding hem to inside & final stitch. Fabrics are so fickle, I find the same technique doesn't always work and use other methods. Hope this was helpful.

Levone said...

I love this dress! I really like the addition of the contrasting band.

Sheila said...

Thank you Levone !

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

You are a great friend! I will sew for my daughter but not friends! The dress is great and I'm glad she likes it!

Sheila said...

Thank you Carolyn !

Lisa R said...

Thanks Shelia. Those tips were very helpful!! I will try each of them and see what works best. Thanks again!

Tee said...

Great job! Happy client!!!

Sheila said...

You are welcome Lisa.

Sheila said...

Thank you Tee!

josianemukasa said...

Looking Nice !!!

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