DIY Black and Gray Striped McCalls 6886 

Hi babes!! I have made this dress sooooo many times.  There are several neckline, length and sleeve options and I believe with this one, I’ve finally made them all.  It’s definitely my go to pattern when I need a quick dress I can complete in a few hours.  

This dress is great dressed up or worn as a casual weekend dress.  I think how easy it is to make and its versatility makes it such a popular dress in the sewing community. 

You can see my review here: 

Pattern Description: MISSES’ DRESSES: Close-fitting, pullover dresses have neckline variations, and stitched hems. E and F: neck bands.

Designed for medium-weight moderate stretch knits.

Pattern Sizing: A5(6-8-10-12-14),E5(14-16-18-20-22)

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

Were the instructions easy to follow? Super, I didn’t need them though because the dress is just that easy.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like the style of the dress but I love the ease of putting it together.

Fabric Used: I used a Ponte knit from Fabric Mart for this version

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I pegged the hem a bit for a better fit.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Uhhhh Yeah! Not sure when, but this dress will sewn again and again.

Conclusion: This is a great looking and easy dress to make. It has multiple lengths and neckline options so you can make many versions of this dress and have them all look different.

5 thoughts on “DIY Black and Gray Striped McCalls 6886 

  1. I, too, love this pattern! It’s universally flattering and versatile. Great job! I just blogged about my 6886 dress today, and it’s also a mini dress with long sleeves. I think we’re onto something!


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