New McCall’s Spring Knit Dress and Top
My newest pattern with The McCall Pattern Company is in line with my sewing approach—easy styling with streamline sewing tips. M7353 is a top in three styles. Make the empire elastic-waist design in a couple lengths and change up the neckline with two included options—cowl and scoop neckline. Like other knit garments, this completed piece will be lightweight and travel well.
Make this pattern as a top or dress. If you decide to cut your hem length somewhere in between top and dress, you’ll have a wonderful knit pull-over tunic to wear with leggings.
Sizes included with this collection range from pattern size 6–22.
Find modern patterned knit fabrics at Nancy’s Notions. Depending upon your fabric choice—print or solid fabric—this quick-to-sew fashion can be made for daywear, your next vacation, casual lunch dates, or even evening wear.
From the illustrations, you can see that the sewing time will be minimal. In fact, the dolman-sleeve style eliminates setting in sleeves. How speedy it that! Plus, I know you’ll enjoy my elastic casing technique; the elastic is sandwiched in the seam, eliminating the traditional topstitching step.
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For a chance to win a copy of my new McCall’s M7353 Knit Top/Dress Pattern, please leave a comment below and let us know what view you’d like to make. The McCall Pattern Company will give away one pattern to one US resident in the 48 contiguous states.
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