Friday, April 17, 2015

A Simple Return With McCalls 6886

Hey everybody! It has been so long since I have posted but rather than going into a loooong rant about the winter we have had and its ill affects on my blogging....I'll just say alleluia! it's great to be back! My absence here has not meant that I haven't been sewing. I most definitely have...but my longing for spring and summer lead me to sew spring and summer goodies. And as you can see in my pictures...we still have snow around...that's Canada for ya.. and picture taking of a summer dress in a spring blizzard wasn't happening.

I thought I would return with a simple striped dress and McCalls 6886 fit the bill. I chose a 3/4 length sleeve because it is still chilly here and due to the heavy weight of this ponte, I will be less inclined to wear it in the summer anyway.

 My Review: 

Pattern: McCalls 6886

Fabric used: A black and white striped ponte. It quite a heavy one and I like that for spring and fall.

Instructions:  The instuctions couldn't have been simpler... 

Changes I made: I didn't make any changes to this dress but I will tell you that this is the second one that I made. The first pattern I chose was Newlook 6095. I made this dress in a red and white stripe here but didn't like the CB seam so I set out in search of another pattern without the CB seam.

Repeat worthy? Sure. I think though after seeing these pictures..which is always so helpful!...I will take it in a bit more.There is a bit of excess around the waist that could be taken in.

I like how versatile a striped dress can be, especially for spring and I know that I will wear this often. I can see wearing it with any of my colored cardigans, adding a belt, wearing it casual with a tied up denim shirt and a pair of sneaks, or pairing it with my Fall Fatigue jacket and boots for fall!
 Shame on me for even letting thoughts of fall cross my mind!

Dress:self made Blazer:Kenneth Cole Shoes:Franco Sarto Necklace:Suzy Shier