Sew an Easy Holiday Knit Dress

Knit Overlay Tunic Dress | McCall Pattern Company M7655 | by Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy

Sew an Easy Holiday Knit Dress

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Knit Overlay Tunic Dress | McCall Pattern Company M7655 | by Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy

Sew a classy, yet comfortable, seasonal holiday dress. Nancy Zieman’s knit overlay tunic and dress, M7655 from The McCall Pattern Company aligns with Nancy’s sewing approach—easy styling with streamline sewing tips. The NZP Team’s pattern with McCall Pattern Company features an overlayed wrap on the bodice, two hem length options, and two neckline options: cowl and scoop neck.

Knit Overlay Tunic Dress | McCall Pattern Company M7655 | by Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy
View A:

Loose-fitting pullover tunic with front and back overlay, cowl, and scoop neck collar variations

Knit Overlay Tunic Dress | McCall Pattern Company M7655 | by Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy

View B:

Loose-fitting pullover dress with front and back overlay, cowl, and scoop neck collar variations

Knit Overlay Tunic Dress | McCall Pattern Company M7655 | by Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy

You’ll find the pattern available at Nancy’s Notions or your local fabric shop.

Make this pattern as a top or dress. Sizes included with this collection range from pattern size 6–22.

Find knit fabrics at Nancy’s Notions. Depending on your fabric choice—print or solid fabric—this quick-to-sew fashion can be made for daywear, your next vacation, casual lunch dates, or evening wear.

Knit Overlay Tunic Dress | McCall Pattern Company M7655 | by Nancy Zieman | Sewing With NancyEasy Sewing Features

From the illustrations, you can see that the sewing time is minimal. Using moderate stretch knits (35% crossgrain)—cotton knits, jersey interlock, sweater knits—this tunic is certain to be a comfortable addition to your wardrobe.

Knit Overlay Tunic Dress | McCall Pattern Company M7655 | by Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy

For tips on sewing with knits, watch Sew Knits With Confidence (Part One and Part Two) on Sewing With Nancy online.


For a chance to win a copy of McCall’s M7655 Knit Overlay Tunic 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.

Knit Overlay Tunic Dress | McCall Pattern Company M7655 | by Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy

The randomly selected winner of a package of Wrap ’n Fuse Piping from Nancy’s Notions, is Dixie.

Her comment is: I would use piping on pillows and the new tree skirt I am working on. Gives them a great look.

Happy Sewing,

Team Nancy Zieman

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77 Comments

  • Linda
    December 15, 2018

    I love the look of the cowl neck tunic and dress – it adds a softness and the style of the dress is very figure flattering. It also looks extremely comfortable!

  • Teresa Williams
    December 15, 2018

    I love the dress. It looks complicated but you make it sound easy. I would enjoy making it.

  • EILEEN WELLER
    December 15, 2018

    Christmas dress!

  • Patricia Evans
    December 15, 2018

    WOW – I really like this dress. I haven’t sewn clothing in a long time, but this is one I think I could see me making – I need a new dress – and trying to find something off the rack to fit or that I like is getting harder to find.

  • Clovis
    December 15, 2018

    I like the look of the tunic top. Making different tops for the winter.

  • Joyce West
    December 15, 2018

    I would make the red dress.

  • Judy Gilchrist
    December 15, 2018

    Just the pattern I have been looking for! I love the choice of necklines and the ability to have dress and top from same pattern. It is difficult to find a fashion dress that is fashionable and flattering for my figure.

  • Linda Nelson
    December 15, 2018

    I love view B. Would make it in something sparkly!

  • Dorothy Schultz
    December 15, 2018

    I love this look. I’m with the other commentators who said they hadn’t sewn in a long time but would see this dress. If I don’t win the pattern, I’ll buy it. (I hope that doesn’t ruin my chances!)

  • Patti James
    December 15, 2018

    Love this pattern. Have been looking for one with the overlap style in the front since I saw one like it in ready to wear.
    I think the style if flattering and covers up a lot of body flaws. Looks easy to make and comfortable.

  • Jean GB
    December 15, 2018

    I would make the tunic view. I don’t wear a lot of dresses anymore but the top looks very comfortable.

  • Sandy Davis
    December 15, 2018

    This is such a classic style! I really like the simplicity, but sophistication of the style. It looks like it will be flattering for most figure types and does look easy to sew. I made a similar style for my mother-of-the-bride dress back in the 90’s and it was very flattering. I’d be thrilled to win this pattern, because I love to sew knit fabrics. Most of my wardrobe is of knit fabrics (I prefer 100% cotton, cotton/rayon blend – nothing with polyester since I get too hot in it). Thank you for developing another pattern for knits!

  • Brenda Shriner
    December 15, 2018

    attractive and versatile pattern

  • Glynn Martin
    December 15, 2018

    This certainly does look like a good dress to get back into sewing after Christmas! A little black dress, maybe or something printed. I think I’d enjoy making this dress.

  • Paula Hilson
    December 15, 2018

    I love this pattern. I may go get the pattern to make for Christmas

  • Lorraine Alves
    December 15, 2018

    I would definitely sew the tunic. It would look great in a festive print that could be dressed up or down.

  • Marylou
    December 15, 2018

    I agree with many on what a flattering pattern it is- I think I would first make the dress and then a tunic too. I will add it to my pattern collection for sure!

  • Susan Spiers
    December 15, 2018

    View B a perfect dress for the holidays! Thank you, Susan

  • Carol
    December 15, 2018

    The tunic top with a scoop neck would be great in my wardrobe. Then I can accessorize with jewelry.

  • Linda
    December 15, 2018

    I have several knits in my stash that would look great as this dress, view B would be my choice.

  • Geraldine
    December 15, 2018

    View B looks like a nice dress; that is what I would make.

  • Linda Kernodle
    December 15, 2018

    I would make view A.

  • Arlene Aughey
    December 15, 2018

    View B in a lovely print knit would make a super holiday dress (and one you could actually eat in, too)!

  • Jan C
    December 15, 2018

    Cowl neck. I would make both a top and a dress

  • Martha Morgan
    December 15, 2018

    I would make the cowl first, but the view B would be a must as well.

  • Karen McAdams
    December 15, 2018

    I love the pattern and I would make View first!

  • Pam
    December 15, 2018

    I would like to make the dress version without the collar.

  • Berenice
    December 15, 2018

    I would make the top with out the collar, never gets that cold here…

  • Sandi
    December 15, 2018

    ‘Love this classic styling. So want to make this dress & tunic. Simple & elegant look.

  • Mary Brock
    December 15, 2018

    Love this, would probably make both dress and tunic versions.

  • Ann
    December 15, 2018

    I would like to make the top, but with the scoop neck instead of the cowl neck. I am desperate for some new clothes here! I think it would be comfortable and hide a little too!

  • Janet johnson
    December 15, 2018

    I would make view A without the collar first.

  • Susan T
    December 15, 2018

    View A, the tunic. I can’t get enough of a great looking tunic in my wardrobe.

  • Bev Martin
    December 15, 2018

    I like the View B dress. I need dresses with sleeves. The stores seem to just carry sleeveless.

  • Sandra
    December 15, 2018

    I would make the tunic so I could wear it in fancy fabric or nice knit, so it could fit multiple occasions!

  • nina kadera
    December 15, 2018

    View B would work best for me. Clever design.

  • Arlene Carter
    December 15, 2018

    Not just for the holidays. Love

  • Dottie Bishaa
    December 15, 2018

    I would love to make view B. It’s such a pretty design and I would love to wear it.

  • allen king
    December 15, 2018

    I love, love, love the tunic top! It’s always cold and windy here on the Oregon coast – that top would be perfect for this weather as well as hiding a “multitude of sins”!!

  • Janice Beitz
    December 15, 2018

    I have a piece of navy blue knit that is perfect for this dress and a reversible knit for the tunic top.

  • Carol Jensen
    December 15, 2018

    View B dress would be first to make, than the top.
    Cute pattern! Thanks

  • Bonnye
    December 15, 2018

    A nice flattering pattern. I would lIke to make both the dress and the tunic.

  • Nancy Walton
    December 15, 2018

    I would make B as I am not in love with the cowl neck any more. I have made cowl necks but that was when I lived in a colder climate.

  • Shirley Grubb
    December 15, 2018

    I like view B

  • Linda Luke Gerlach
    December 15, 2018

    View B – very classic in style!

  • Rosie
    December 15, 2018

    I love both of them, but I’d make the top first, without the cowl neck. Thank you for this opportunity.

  • Laurie Borysewicz
    December 15, 2018

    I love B. I would make it just exactly as is. Love the red! I wish I had time to make it for Christmas. Merry Christmas!

  • Patricia M Radloff
    December 15, 2018

    Having not had the time to sew for myself this would be a great opportunity to make a new dress to add to my very few dresses left in the closet. The dress without the cowl neck would be very flattering and comfortable.

  • Diane L. Putzer
    December 15, 2018

    I’d try View A first.

  • Connie Mantei
    December 15, 2018

    I would like to make view A

  • Vickie Hart
    December 15, 2018

    I would like to make view B. I have’t had much luck sewing with knits.

  • Jan
    December 16, 2018

    View B is very versatile and attractive.

  • Michelle Hall
    December 16, 2018

    i think I would like to try the dress with the round neckline

  • Mary
    December 16, 2018

    I will probably make the tunic in a couple colors! Love this pattern. I may even make the dress. It’s so hard to find flattering dresses and this looks like it would compliment any figure and looks so comfortable.

  • Patricia Peacock
    December 16, 2018

    I have made this dress and it is very flattering for me and I am large busted. I don’t think it was the easiest dress to sew as the overlap instructions were a little confusing to me. All in all, it is a very nice comfortable dress. I made it in black knit but red would have been better!

  • Anne
    December 16, 2018

    This a cute dress! I would make view B.
    I haven’t been seeing dresses too much lately, and I do need one.

  • PamB
    December 16, 2018

    I would start with the tunic without the cowl neck. Cute pattern!

  • donna Beattie
    December 16, 2018

    I Love the dress, the way it wraps in the front with the round neckline.

  • LORRIE
    December 16, 2018

    I like the tunic.
    Is that 3 layers of fabric at the neckline with the crossover? And then even more layers with the cowl? If it is for knit, would it have to be a very light-weight fabric?

  • Sharon Seeright
    December 16, 2018

    I would like to make this dress for Church and if I don’t win I will go buy it. It would make a nice Christmas outfit.

  • Dena M
    December 16, 2018

    I would make view B first and then view A if I liked the way view B looked and fit on me.

  • Shirley C
    December 16, 2018

    Both of these patterns would be very flattering. I would like to try to make the dress first. I am not very experienced in sewing on knits, but I would like to try. The dress pattern has simple lines and that’s what I like and need. Thanks for helping give me confidence in working on knits.

  • Lisa Galloway
    December 16, 2018

    I would make view B. It looks comfortable

  • Kathy Renz
    December 16, 2018

    This pattern is beautiful! I would make the dress first and then get right on the tunic. I prefer the scoop neck to the cowl but the fabric I choose might look better with a cowl.

  • Ann Hedington
    December 16, 2018

    I don’t wear dresses, but I really like the tunic! I think I’d try the cowl neck version first, and then maybe a lighter weight one with the crew neck (for warmer weather).

  • Wanda Stephen
    December 17, 2018

    The pattern’s design is quite simple yet elegant. I’m not a fan of a lot of fluff and frills. Dresses like this stand the test of time. Because everyone does not look good in knit clothing (myself included) I would very much like to see this design made for a woven fabric such as crepe.

  • Tami
    December 17, 2018

    I think it would be elegant in a soft black knit & the wrap front in black lace.

  • Mary Ann Hatcher
    December 17, 2018

    I love view A. Perfect for us needing to hide a few flaws.

  • Donna Fecteau
    December 17, 2018

    I would like to make view A. I wear slacks to work almost every day so a nice knit top would always be a useful addition to my wardrobe.

  • Sunni
    December 17, 2018

    View A. I just bought a lovely charcoal grey knit with no project in mind; just loved the fabric. There probably isn’t enough for a dress but I’d be very comfortable with the top. Thanks!

  • Susan
    December 17, 2018

    Would love to make the loose-fitting pullover dress as it looks comfortable and chic.

  • sandie
    December 17, 2018

    This pattern is perfect for any figure. My favorite part of the dress is the draping of the top. Beautiful pattern.

  • Pamela Smith
    December 18, 2018

    I really would like to get back into sewing knits. I hope I am given this pattern to start me off. Thank you no matter what happens for this opportunity.

  • Sue
    December 18, 2018

    I have been shopping for a mother of the bride dress with no luck. The dress pattern could be just the style for me in the appropriate fabric for an outdoor wedding. Not too frilly but classic, comfortable, and in the right fabric and accessories, elegant. Thanks for your consideration!

  • Haley
    December 19, 2018

    These dresses are so cute yet elegant.

  • Jackie Branscum
    December 19, 2018

    I love tunic length tops. I’ve lost over 50 pounds this year and I need some new clothes. This pattern would be a great addition to any wardrobe and I’d love to add it to mine. I’d like to start sewing for myself again. Thank you for this opportunity to win a fabulous pattern.

  • Haley
    December 26, 2018

    These look super comfortable.

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