So it was a couple months ago. I saw a lovely eggplant purple ponte...something I imagined I had been looking for and wanting for so long...something I could sew my Holy Grail dress* up in while awaiting the sewjo to sew it up in a nice woven...so I got a couple yards. And while I was at it, I added some dark gray ponte to the basket as well. *A lined wool sheath dress like Butterick 5602 or for now Simplicity 2468.
Thanksgiving morning 2019 I decided to sew up the gray in McCall's 6886. It went together quickly. I sewed a 10 grading to a 12 at the waist and a 14 at the hips. No FBA since there are no darts and I couldn't be bothered. I was also too impatient to wait to head to the store for darker thread. I sewed with the darkest gray I had and wound up with visible "top stitching." Actually this gray is very matte and boring and the stitching adds some interest.