I wasn’t planning to blog about this one but I think that this dress and fabric is worth at least a mini post! I am stuck with indoor pictures for now so I have a few pictures of me in this dress to share.
This dress was made using McCall’s 7313. I really love the Moneta dress but do not enjoy the gathered skirt look. While looking for a knit dress with a circle skirt to avoid the gathers around the waist, I came across this pattern on the McCall’s website. This type of dress is my favorite to wear for work in fall, spring and summer.
This fabric is from LA Finch Fabrics. It is the Annabella Double Brushed Poly Floral Pink and Black. It has to be the softest fabric EVER! I was so chocked when I did the fabric unboxing. I am amazed at the quality of the fabrics I ordered from them! This fabric has beautiful recovery and is a charm to work with! It is a light weight knit so it will be perfect to transition into spring and summer. For now (still very cold where I live), I wear it with a denim jacket and leggings.
The Pattern Review
Pattern Description: Pullover dresses have neckline variations, close-fitting bodice, elasticized waist, and narrow hem. B, D, F: Stitched hem on sleeves.
Pattern Sizing: Size 8 to 24W . I cut a size 8.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes it does
Were the instructions easy to follow? The instructions are easy to follow. It is a learn to sew pattern. This mean that you have way more instructions than a regular pattern.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love this pattern. Although the bodice is too short and I will have to lengthen the bodice on the next versions.
Fabric Used: Annabella Double Brushed Poly Floral Pink and Black from LA Finch Fabrics
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I shortened the sleeves for a better 3/4 length look. I did not Do the elastic casing at the waist due to the bodice being too short. I did a 5/8″ stitch and added clear elastic to “gather” the waist.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I will certainly stitch this dress again in many many different fabrics.
Conclusion: I love this pattern and recommend it to anyone looking for a comfortable knit dress.
Here it is! My new favorite knit dress!
I added a fun touch around the hems by using black and blue thread in my twin needle.
Do you have a favorite knit pattern? Please share those pattern names and numbers with me!
Talk to you soon.