Wednesday, January 18, 2017

And the Go-To Award goes to..... McCall's 6886

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So........ I did a quick inventory of all the patterns in my stash. My patterns are out of control and need to be tamed. I've been sewing consistently for about 2 1/2 years now and I haven't touched half of them. A few in particular I loved so much I have repeated them. One of my favorites is McCall's 6886 .

This pattern only comes with 4 pieces. ONLY 4!!!!! Wait Excuse me. There are 3 pieces to cut, but 4 in total to sew to piece together the garment. The garment requires that you use a stretch knit or stretch fabric. Although I used a stretch denim for one of my creations (seen below), it's definitely better to go with the suggested fabric on the back of the envelope. Trust me. I chose this stretch denim because I fell in love with the fabric when I purchased it.


I was making it for a conference and I had to make it fast because I was due to pack up to leave. This is a great beginners pattern to start off with for a dress. There are no zippers, no pockets, and the seams are pretty straight. You do have to know how to set a sleeve which isn't too difficult at all. This is definitely a good dress pattern to learn on. I recommend that you purchase 2 of these just in case.  I purchased my patterns from Joann Fabrics during one of their pattern sales..

This is definitely my go to dress when I have to make something quick in a particular color.  What makes it so fabulous is that I can change up the sleeves, shorten it, make it long, add a flounce or ruffle.  Below are the many ways I have made this quick fix.  Most people make this dress to fit their body a little closer than what I have, but....  I move around a lot and need to be sure that I have room and comfort as I go.

Pattern Sizing: Size 16

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?  Yes

Were the instructions easy to follow? Very much so.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I only wish that it had a neck facing

Fabric Used: Stretch Knit or Stretch fabric

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: The only pattern changes that I had to make were adding length, becasue I am 5' 9'' and with the shoulders.  I was born in the shape of Olive Oyl. 

Would you sew it again? Definitely!!! I'm positive that I will be making at least 5 more of this pattern before years end, tweeking it up here and there.


Would you recommend it to others? YES

Here are some other pictures of me using this same pattern.


 

 


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