Outfit of the Week - 5 October 2015
Our 'Outfit of the Week' for 5 October 2015 is McCall's 6886 knit dress! Get 10% off this pattern until 12 pm on Monday, 12 October 2015. Find the pattern (and all the coordinating fabrics) at the bottom of this page.
As you can see from the inspiration images, knit sheath dresses are really popular at the moment and McCall's 6886 is a great choice for sewing this trend! I'm sure that some of you have seen reviews of McCall's 6886 before: it's a very popular pattern! There are currently 70 reviews on PatternReview.com. Like many popular patterns, it's popular for a reason: 94% of those who rated it gave it a positive rating. I have to say that this is one of those patterns that - because of McCall's' fabric choice - I would have probably passed over when casually browsing. However, as has been shown time and time again by sewers across the world, it sews up beautifully in other fabrics! I'm actually going to do another 'Pattern Spotlight' blog post this weekend, so you'll be able to see some of these stunning versions. With regard to the views available with this pattern, there are several length, sleeve and neckline options (as you can see in the image above). This has also been rated by McCall's as an 'easy' pattern.
McCall's recommends jerseys, cotton knits, novelty knits and interlock for this pattern. However, as I talk about in my 'Pattern Spotlight' blog post on this pattern, many sewers have also successfully used heavier, less stretchy knits like ponte di roma and double knits. So, I've chosen some of our jerseys and medium-weight knits. To see my recommended fabrics, scroll down to the bottom of this page.
In terms of thickness, the cotton jerseys are thicker than the viscose jerseys. However, the viscose jerseys are drapier than the cotton jerseys. So, which type you choose depends on the look you are going for!
This outfit was inspired by several outfits featured recently in ready-to-wear collections and popular fashion blogs. To see more inspiration images, have a look at our 'Sheath Dresses' board on Pinterest.
Prices for fabrics are per quarter metre (0.25 m).