As soon as I finished this dress, I was ready to start on my next project, but while I sat in my sewing room surrounded by crates of fabric and boxes of patterns I had no idea what I wanted to make. Have you ever had one of those moments?
I went through my patterns and fabrics, measured, pondered then I just sat there. As much stuff as I have in my room, I felt like I needed to make a fabric store run. But I didn't, instead I called my sister from another mother, LaToria (LaToria so creative). She told me she was working on McCall's 6886, a pattern she had in her stash and slept on it. I thought that sounded familiar, but I wasn't certain so I looked it up and the first picture that came up was Lucy's (my love affair with sewing) Dolce & Gabbana inspired dress, which I fell in love with! I got excited because I had the pattern and the perfect fabric for a copycat version of Lucy's D&G dress. My original plan was to make a blazer with the fabric, but this was definitely a great alternative. Here's my copycat version and I must say, the third times' a charm.
I constructed this dress with a sweater-knit fabric from JoAnn's and contrast black knit stash fabric.
Previous versions of McCall's 6886
If I decide to make this one again, I think I'll use a solid fabric.