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.
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