Saturday, December 31, 2016

McCall's 6886 Version 3




You know I have struck gold when I repeat a pattern but making a third version is elevating it to a whole new status.

McCall's 6886 will go down in history as one of my favourite patterns ever.  It is up there with Vogue 1247 which is very high praise indeed.



My current version of this very popular dress is made of some Spotlight Scuba Knit  bought from their sale table.  This fabric is so bright that I initially had reservations.  I love the fabric but am not used to wearing such vivid colours and all at once.  I do however love the resulting dress.  I lengthened the sleeves to three quarter length as a spring version and because it was made for an evening dinner.  I also felt the scuba knit was more suited to spring wear than summer due to it's weight.



Not surprisingly I love the resulting dress and with the right accessories and tights to tone it down will transition well into next autumn as well.







4 comments:

  1. I also love the dress! your version is perfect, right hem length, sleeve length....you look comfortable but chic as well. Happy New Year!

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    1. Thank you! Comfortable and chic should be my catch phrase because that is the sort of clothing I aspire to.

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  2. I've made this dress twice. It's just a fantastic pattern. I even wore one of my dresses out last night. Your version looks great!

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    1. Thank you Carmen! I love these sort of tnt patterns.

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