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DIY Cape Dress M6886

Hi Dolls!

This is a quick look today because I am swamped at work. Q4 is in full swing, and with these super shopping days like Green Monday and things I’ve never heard of I have got to get down to business!

I hope you all had a great weekend, we drove out to the Bay Area (which is where we are both from) and visited with family. It was awesome. Baby got to play with his cousins, and Momma & Daddy got to eat their weight in Tacos from the Taco Truck.

Today I have a quick look for you using (I know, I know) McCalls 6886! I am not lying when I say this is a tried and true dress pattern that will stay at the front of my pattern boxes for years.

I created the cape using the bodice and back pattern pieces of the dress, and then sewed it like a facing to the dress. This was tricky to get right since the finished edges needed to be facing outward, it was a total mind game (insert f bomb because your brain wants to do what it knows.. right sides together lol).


I love the color of this dress, and I can see this being great for a holiday party or three 🙂

The shoes are Dolce Vita and you can find them here.

Have a great week! I just got a new serger and I’m off to change my knit fabric life! LOL


17 thoughts on “DIY Cape Dress M6886”

  1. You’re right the color is awesome and you and Adrienne are gonna make me add this pattern to my collection, I also love you addition of the cape it;s not like any others I’ve been seeing.

  2. Hi, I love this dress on you … not sure if it’ll suit me – I’m short and plump !! Excellent colour. Also I love the cape .., it looks really good and quite unique. I can’t quite get how you made it … Can u give anymore info? Like how u got the right shape and measurements ? Guess it’ll take quite a bit of experiment long for me to get the shaping and size right … Wynn

    1. Thanks for commenting Wynn! I made the cape by drawing two pieces and measuring them how far I wanted them down my arm. I cut them on the fold using the dress pattern front and back pieces to get the same neckline. I then sewed the two cape pieces together & sewed those to the dress almost like a facing but in reverse so it would have no seams showing. I hope this makes sense. Let me know if you have any more questions!

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