McCalls 6886: DIY Floral Print Pull On Jersey Dress


McCalls 6886: DIY Floral Print Pull On Jersey Dress

Hey Readers,

Hope you all had a fantastic, peaceful and joyous christmas. I had a lovely time with my family, eating lots, playing games and watching Kezia opening her presents.


McCalls 6886: DIY Floral Print Pull On Jersey Dress

This here is my second version of McCalls 6886. I have been wearing my first version quite a bit because it is so easy to throw on, is comfortable and warm. After my velvet dresses didn’t quite work out, I decided on christmas eve morning to sew this version up (got to have a new dress for christmas!) The (stash) fabric, from what I can recall, was described as a (probably) poly waffle textured jersey.


McCalls 6886: DIY Floral Print Pull On Jersey Dress

You can read my review for this pattern here. The only thing I did differently this time was to cut my true size (last time I sized down by 2 inches because the sweater knit had a lot of stretch). I didn’t want to go too tight with this fabric because it tends to show white when stretched.

So that’s it: super fast and easy and so easy to wear. Will I make another one? Maybe. But I think I want a more complex project next: something to sink my teeth into. What about you? What’s on your sewing plans?

Thanks to everyone to who continues to read my blog and leave comments. Here’s wishing you all a wonderful healthy, prosperous and happy New Year!


McCalls 6886: DIY Floral Print Pull On Jersey Dress




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About sewmanju

I love to shop, but I also love to sew my own clothes, and am currently on a mission to improve my (fairly basic) dressmaking skills. I confess to going into shops and being outraged at the prices of some (not very well made) garments (is it an age thing?) and think "huh, I could make some thing at least as good as that for less" (is it something to do with coming from the Indian subcontinent?) So this blog details my sewing endeavours, both good and bad....I love to nosey through other people's sewing everyone can get to see mine.

31 responses to “McCalls 6886: DIY Floral Print Pull On Jersey Dress”

  1. Rachel says :

    Happy Christmas. That’s a lovely dress.

  2. Sew, Jean Margaret says :

    This is a very successful last minute project Manju. The fabric is very pretty and the fit is perfect. Wishing you all the best for the New Year.

  3. IngeMaakt says :

    Wonderfull dress and a lovely print. Mission last-minute christmas dress accomplished 😉

  4. Fiona M says :

    Lovely dress, those colours are great on you!

  5. zibergirl says :

    I always look forward to seeing what you have been sewing. You sew and create wonderful garments, and this dress is no exception. I hope you will also post a review of your make and the pattern you used on our new website Happy New Year!

  6. Beth (SunnyGal Studio) says :

    pretty colors and lovely to make something quick, right? Happy New year and I look forward to all your creations in 2016.

  7. La Vonda C says :

    This is so pretty! The colors are so flattering on you and I think your hose and jewelry are the perfect complement to the style. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you!

  8. says :

    I enjoy your blog so much! Your sewing skills are fantastic! The floral dress looks beautiful on you! Merry Christmas and happy new year to you and your family.

  9. idaaidasewing says :

    Lovely dress, have made this pattern myself and I really think it’s great in its simplicity!

  10. garnet49 says :

    It looks lovely on you!

  11. Amanda S. says :

    I love this on you! Very flattering silhouette!

  12. Thimberlina says :

    That’s the sort of thing I’d do, decide to whip an impromptu frock up! Think they can often work out better as there’s no time to worry about the construction or fit. 😀

  13. m3isme says :

    This dress is truly lovely on you. The fit is perfect: fitted, without being tight. Really terrific.

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