Better Than Basic Black

When going through my closet a few weeks ago, I noticed that I didn’t have a black dress. I’m trying to focus this year on making/getting some basics that I can always use. I’m usually the person that realizes I need a dress for something, but I don’t have it. So, I’m trying to remedy that this year.

I made this M6886 knit dress from a black ponte knit I had in my fabric stash.


I’ve had this pattern for years (that seems to be a recurring theme this year as well). Everyone seems to love it and I had never bothered to make it.This  is View E with long sleeves. 

It is a great, easy pattern! I do plan on making more of these with sleeve variations. 

I actually did have some trouble making the V-neck on this. It’s been a long time since I’ve done one and I just couldn’t get it right. So after about 5 tries, I finally got it, but that’s something I now know I need to practice so that I can get it to lay flat and without stretching out the neck. The directions are pretty clear, I just wasn’t getting it at first.

Many of you have this pattern and have tried it, so you know it’s a favorite. And it was just selected as one of 2016’s best on Pattern Review

So, that’s all for now. I am on a mission to make more basics and staple pieces this year, as well as use as much of my fabric stash as I can. The journey continues…

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