Hi, Fashionistas!!

Happy Friday! Here is another one of my fall DIY dresses. I whipped up another quick version of TNT McCalls M6886, also known as the easiest knit pattern in the sewing community.


I made view C, which I have made  a few times before. I elongated the hem by a few inches.


Here is the view from the back. I did add a CB seam (the pattern does not call for it), but it always helps to get a better fit. Instead of cutting the back “Cut 1 on fold”, I cut 2, adding a CB Seam allowance.


I made this dress fitted but not super fitted. I paired it with a collarless cape with arm slits for colder days.


I so love the style lines on this cape.




Read below for more details on this DIY:


PATTERN: I used TNT McCalls M6886, view C and added a few inches to the hem.


Super easy. I used this easy technique to attach the sleeves. There are only 3 pattern pieces on this dress: Front, sleeve, back. I did all the hemming with a cover stitch.

 FABRIC: Double knit I purchased on Etsy many moons ago.

I hope you enjoyed reading this and I hope this inspires you to sew and make something for yourself. See you next time and until then. Happy Sewing :)


-Vatsla 🙂

10 Comments on DIY Animal Print Dress – TNT Mccalls M6886

  1. Hi Vatsla, I love the dress and yes you have inspired me to sew that pattern and I will also add a CB zipper. Your cape is a perfect accent, did you self draft that pattern or is there a pattern number if so I would love to make the cape too. Thank you for sharing your creations I always look forward to seeing them, you keep me inspired.

    • HI Jerilyn,
      I am so glad that my work inspired you! I love the cape. It is ready made, I did not make it. However, I loved it so much, I drafted up a very similar on in a wool/cotton blend. I’ll post that one soon!

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