Review: McCall's 6886 | A Glitter Sheath Dress!

10:15 AM

I'm still on my mission to fill in wardrobe gaps in my closet.  This time, I added a long-sleeved cocktail dress.  This is something I most definitely needed.  On cool nights when I go out, I hate having to wear a coat or a jacket.  I'd rather make a mad dash from car to venue.  Or if I have to park and walk a block or so, I'll have something on my arms and I still won't have to keep up with a coat or jacket on the inside.
I'd purchased this fun glitter knit fabric from Hancock.  Sparkle gets me everytime!  And I paired it with McCall's 6886.  This pattern has been made many, many times and it's beyond versatile!  This design can easily go from casual to eveningwear, depending on the fabric selection.
I cut the size 14.  I could've gone down another size, but I wanted the dress to just glide over the body.  I didn't want a full-on bodycon look.  I used view B, and shortened it so it would stop right at the knee.  Being that this is glitter fabric, it sewed pretty well with on my machine and serged with with ease.
I did my research on how to not leave a trail of glitter.  After I was done with the dress, I sprayed it down with hairspray.  And that seems to have minimized the falling glitter.  And for washing, I'll just turn it inside out and hand wash it.

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35 comments

  1. You look fabulous as always.. Love the dress. Thanks for the glitter tip.

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  2. Very nice...and this is a great pattern to have in the collection.

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  3. Great looking dress!!!

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  4. Very pretty dress and McCalls 6886 is a very versatile pattern!

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  5. Lovely!! You are giving my sew mojo new life!!

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  6. Great dress Erica - love the fit! How did you keep the inside seams from rubbing you raw?

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    1. They're serged and I didn't feel a thing! Thanks Amanda!

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    2. Oh, that makes sense. :)

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  7. That is a fantastic dress and it look great on you. Thanks for the tip about the glitter. I have a couple of tops that shed all over when you wear them and you are finding it for days. x

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    1. Thanks Mother of Reinvention!

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  8. Great dress....love the print! You always share great tips.

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  9. You look so great! I know exactly what you mean about the need for a long sleeve cocktail dress. I hate being overly warm in an unnecessary coat.

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  10. Hawt! This is really lovely.

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  11. I love your dress and you look great in it!

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  12. Pretty dress, I love the fit on you.

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  13. Oh yes ma'am! That fabric was a great find. And of course you look fabulous as always!

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  14. You look absolutely fabulous, love the fabric you nailed this one!

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  15. Beautiful! Thanks for the hairspray tip!

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  16. Great looking dress!

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