Saturday, February 20, 2016

McCalls 6886 shortened to a T-shirt

I bought 2 yards of this lightweight striped wool/cotton jersey from Gorgeous Fabrics.  I had a vision in my head of a striped wrap dress, but it is so lightweight that I would have had to line it, and I was concerned that the tiny stripes would be too much on a whole dress, so I decided to make a simple tee instead.  I already had McCalls 6886 out from making my recent Breton dress, so I decided to give it a go in t-shirt form.

This fabric is Heaven.  So soft and not at all scratchy, despite the wool.  It feels like the comfiest, luxurious t-shirt.  The pattern worked splendidly, too.  I made it very long and  gave it a slight shirt-tail hem.

There's not really anything left to say.  This dress pattern also makes a great little top.  I still have a bunch of this fabric left over, and I think the soft drapiness of it would lend well for another version of McCalls 7186, this one shortened to a top also, and probably sleeveless.  This is definitely McCalls week.


  1. That looks like a great basic pattern for you. I have seen a few good McCalls projects lately, so I really need to look at their catalogue. Stripes go with everything!

  2. This is a really cute Tee, Jenny! Tops like this are a must for basic wardrobe pieces. I still need to get on the bandwagon and increase them in my wardrobe! I have this pattern too and thanks for highlighting what a great Tee it makes! Lovely fabric!


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