Sew a Super Quick Summer Dress
Looking for a fresh new addition for your summer wardrobe? Sew an empire elastic-waist dress with a scoop neckline. Like other knit garments, this completed piece will be lightweight and will travel well. Nancy Zieman’s knit dress and top collection, M7353 from The McCall Pattern Company is in line features easy styling with streamline sewing tips.
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.
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 Nancy’s elastic casing technique; the elastic is sandwiched in the seam, eliminating the traditional topstitching step.
For tips on sewing with knits, watch Sew Knits With Confidence (Part One and Part Two)on Sewing With Nancy online.
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