Monday, March 21, 2016

McCalls 6886 in Art Gallery cotton/spandex Knit

 Well, it didn't take me long at all to break into my recent fabric order.  I knew this top would be quick, so into the wash for pre-shrinking went the fabric and after about one and a half hours of cutting and sewing the next day, I had my spring top.
The pattern is McCalls 6886, which is actually a dress pattern, but it fits me so perfectly that I've made it my go-to tee.  I also used this pattern for my recent striped tee.  I went for a gentle shirt-tail hem again.  I think this is so modern and flattering.  It doesn't cut me right in half at the hip.

The fabric is an Art Gallery print that I purchased from  It is a cotton/spandex jersey, and it is just heavenly.  So smooth and soft.  Excellent quality.  I've been checking out the other prints.  This one is calling to me, but luckily for the wallet, it's out of stock right now.
The pattern calls for turned under hems at the neckline and armholes, but I made bindings for a nice, casual finish.  I know this will be in constant rotation this spring and summer.

This isn't the only fabric I cut in to... I actually sewed up the Liberty of London knit into a wrap dress for Easter, so expect to see that soon.  Here is a sneak peak, via Instagram.  :-)


  1. I love it! Perfect fit, perfect placement on the hem line, and perfect matching on the sides! :-)

    1. As far as matching stripes go, these were super easy and forgiving. Once you start matching stripes, you can never go back to cheap ready to wear.

  2. OMG! I love the great T-shirt and this definitely is one of them! I love the fabric, the styling and your details are awesome!


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