Birds Nest Knit dress
Added Mar 24, 2013
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McCall’s M6074 – the One to Four hours dress
Yet another project where there is enough fitting ease to fit my husband inside the dress with me! A one hour dress takes four.
Do drop over to my blog at http://so-sew-easy.com/mccalls-m6074-the-one-to-four-hours-dress/
to read more about this project and the dress I made using the same pattern in a Roxy fabric.
I’d been itching to try this pattern for a while and eventually got round to it. It’s a very simple pattern with just 4 pattern pieces, well 2 really if you consider that each one is a mirror image of the other. Two for the front, left and right side and the same for the back. And a small piece as a casing for the elastic which creates the gather under the bust.
There were some fitting issues, but now it’s finished I really like it. The material is lovely and soft and hangs down nicely, it has a bit of weight to it and the dress looks very smooth and flattering. I took the time to make some notes and rough alterations to my pattern pieces, and immediately set about making the same dress again!
This time the fabric was very different – a Roxy Girl jersey from GirlCharlee. However it is VERY lightweight – almost tissue thin and was quite difficult to sew with. I liked the fabric design so I cheated a little and I cut the back very slightly off-grain and this allowed me to line up my pattern pieces tighter, and leave fabric left over for another t-shirt. It doesn’t seem to have made the dress hang badly.
This is a pattern I highly recommend for new sewers like myself. Few pieces, quick and easy to sew, and easy to adjust to get the fit you like.
Knit fabric – black and white – birds nest design
Knit fabric – roxy fabric – thin like tissue paper!
- So Sew Easy blog