Black and White Faux Wrap Dress – McCalls 6884

I love this pattern! It sews up quickly and is a good fit.
I love this pattern! It sews up quickly and is a good fit.

This dress is an oldie but a goodie. I attempted this pattern pretty early in my sewing journey because it came highly recommend and I love a wrap dress. The reveiws were correct this was an simple sew!

I used an ITY I bought from a local fabric store. I just love black and white and this abstract grid print grabbed my eye. I chose View B because I was seeking a work friendly dress and was concerned about the coverage of View A. At the time I had not yet tackled sleeves and decided to omit them. Additionally, after reading the many reviews on Pattern Review concerning the placement of the sash I decided not to attach the sash to the side seams. Instead I cut the sash pattern piece on the fold creating a separate sash to wear with the dress.

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All in all I love this dress. The only issue I have with this dress is the deep V. I originally cut a 12 for the bodice and took it in to about a 10.  I think if I had cut a 10 to start that would have helped greatly. It’s no biggie though I just pin it. The next time I will tack it down.

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Pattern Description: Close-fitting, pullover, mock wrap dresses have right front variations, tie ends and narrow hems. C and D: gathered right front.

Pattern Sizing:  6-8-10-12-14 and14-16-18-20-22 I cut a 10 bodice, 12 skirt

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, I think so.

Were the instructions easy to follow? The instructions were very easy to understand.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love a wrap dress so I loved that this pattern gave that look.

Fabric Used: B&W abstract print ITY

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I omitted the sleeves from View B. Also I did not attach the sash at the side seams but rather cut one large sash to wear separately.

Would you sew it again? Yes I already have

Would you recommend it to others? Yes definitely

Conclusion: Great faux wrap dress that sews up quickly

Total Cost: $9.47

1 McCalls Pattern                      $1.49

2 yds B&W ITY @ $3.99/yd = $7.98

3 responses to “Black and White Faux Wrap Dress – McCalls 6884”

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  3. […] interlock ITY (sold out but here it is in red). I’ve sewn this pattern twice before (here and here) and my only complaint was the position of the side ties were high – think empire […]

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