Not sure why I never got around to sharing this look, but better late than never. After first trying liverpool knit from Finch Fabrics to make McCalls 7046 I fell in love with it. Apparently so did Miss Socialite because she wanted to know when I was going to make her something with it. I can’t blame here, what’s not to love? It features great stretch and recovery, sews like a stable knit, has a textured right side and a smooth wrong side.
When I originally ordered the blue floral liverpool knit it was a 2.5yd end of the bolt piece which was just enough for my dress. I tried to get crafty and pair the scraps from my dress with something in my stash to create a dress for her, but I couldn’t make it work.
Luckily I was able to order this coral floral liverpool knit as and end of the bolt piece as well. I decided on McCalls 7079 to give her a mini me version of my dress. View F was very similar to my dress with it’s fitted bodice and full skirt so I chose it. This pattern was a very easy and quick sew.
She loves the dress and I love that we coordinate in our twirly floral dresses.
Pattern: McCalls 7079
Pattern Description: Pullover dresses have back bodice and skirt variations, and raised waist. A, B, C:Sleeveless. A, B, E: Flared skirt with narrow hem. B, D: Back bands. C, D, F: Gathered skirt and stitched hems. C, E: Back cutouts. D, E, F: Short sleeves.
Sizing: 7-14, 10 1/2 – 16 1/2. I sewed size 10 for her.
Fabric Used: Coral floral liverpool knit from Finch Fabric (this is sold out, but see similar here)
Does it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope? Yes
Were the instructions easy to follow? Very
Likes: Easy cute girls dress. Option of circle or gathered skirt, multiple back options
Pattern alterations or any design changes made: none
Would I sew it again? Yes, this can be made over and over again.
Would I recommend it to others? Definitely, great beginners project.
Conclusion: Easy dress pattern