Friday, February 26, 2016

A Slightly 90's McCall's 6886

Just a quick post for today! I went on a bit of a pattern-buying spree recently, and I acquired M6886 (along with many of its closest friends).

This is a pretty simple knit tee dress, but it's quite flattering!

Knit Shift Tee Dress M6886, modeled on a beach; paired with wide belt, leggings, and boots

I sewed a straight size 14 because the finished measurements were spot on with mine, but I would go a size down for the next one. I ended up taking it in at each side by about half an inch. The armscyes were also a bit large after all this. My solution was to throw it in the dryer after the next wash, because the fabric is mostly cotton.

Speaking of the fabric, you're looking at one of the surprise fabrics from my December Girl Charlee KnitFix. This one is a "Coral Brown Floral on Black Cotton Spandex Knit." If you haven't heard of Girl Charlee's KnitFix, it's a fun way to get a pretty good deal on some surprise mystery knits. I'm not a prolific enough sewer to get a KnitFix regularly, but they make great presents! I think this one has a slight 90's vibe, which is just fine by me! Plus, I'm pretty sure that's in right now.

That's about all there is to say on this dress, except that I used a three-step zigzag stitch for all of the finishing. I'm pretty sure this was a suggestion from Sallie Oh. Thanks, Sallie!

Knit Shift Tee Dress M6886, front view shows wide scoop neckline

Knit Shift Tee Dress M6886, side view shows figure-hugging form, as well as slightly large armscyes

Knit Shift Tee Dress M6886, back view also shows figure-hugging form, as well as high back neckline

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