Never gets old – McCalls 6886

M6886 out of a scuba knit paired with my favorite basic black heels by INC from Macy’s.

What is there to say that hasn’t already be said about McCalls 6886? If you are a knit fan you have undoubtedly used the pattern for a simple sheath pullover dress. If you haven’t, you need to! I’m pretty sure McCalls will never stop producing this pattern. I HAS to be on the top 10 best sellers list (along with M6884 which I also love).


Due to that fact that many of you are already familiar and there are dozens of reviews of the pattern already I’m just going to share my pics with you and a quick review! I sewed straight View A but added elbow length sleeves.


I do want to say how much I love the fabric though. If you follow me you know I love black and white prints! I spotted it in my locally owned fabric store and had to have it. I feels like a scuba knit, but perhaps a tad thinner. I had no idea what I wanted to make with it so I grabbed 4 yards. This project took less than 2 so I still have 2 left. I’ve got to decide what else to make.


Have a great weekend and scroll past the pics for the review. I’ll see y’all (yes I’m southern) next week with a project I’m really excited about.

Pattern Description: Close-fitting, pullover dresses have neckline variations, and stitched hems. E and F: neck bands.

Sizing: 6-14, 14-22  I cut a 14

Difficulty:  1/ Easy

Fabric Used: B&W abstract lattice print scuba knit from a local store.

Does it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope? Yes

Were the instructions easy to follow? Super Simple

Likes: Quick bodycon style dress

Dislikes: none

Pattern alterations or any design changes made: I added the elbow length sleeve to View A. I simple cut at my elbow length.

Would I sew it again? probably a dozen times

Would I recommend it to others? 100%  YES

Conclusion: A great basic pattern! The options through modifications are endless.

Total Cost: $8.73

B&W Scuba knit     1-3/4yd @ $4.99/yd  = $8.73


5 responses to “Never gets old – McCalls 6886”

  1. Love this! M6886 is fast becoming a TNT for me.

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  3. Hi Tiffany! Yup, gotta luv that pattern! On the top of my TNT list!
    I’m wondering, when you made it in scuba did you have to make a bigger size because scuba is not as stretchy as jersey, ity, etc.??

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    1. Hi Karen, I didn’t, but this scuba had a decent amount of stretch. If you feel your scuba doesn’t I would definitely size up!


  4. Thanks Tiffany! I too especially ❤️Your black /white with the flounce hem…. brilliant


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