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

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