I’m a Fabricista: McCalls 8090

Did you see my latest make for Fabric Mart Fabricistas? Check it out here and read my pattern review below.


Quick Look

-Easy to sew dress – no closures
-Generous ease for a loose fit
-I really like crinkle challis
-Tolerable amount of gathering

Pattern: McCalls 8090

Pattern Description: Misses’ loose fitting dress has skirt tiers and sleeve variations.

Sizing: XS to XL, I sewed a large

Difficulty: 2/beginner

Fabric Used: Army green crinkle challis from Fabric Mart

Does it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope? Yes

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes they were clear

Likes: Easy sew,throw on and wear dress

Dislikes: Very loose

Pattern alterations or any design changes made: None

Would I sew it again? Probably not, but because other dresses are more my style.

Would I recommend it to others? Yes!

5 responses to “I’m a Fabricista: McCalls 8090”

  1. I have a quick question… how tall are you? the reason i ask is because i’m short and im worried it will be too long but… i like the 3 tiers.. …


    1. I’m 5’5″. If you need to shorten the dress I would take a third of the total excess length off each tier.
      So if it would be 3″ too long, I’d remove an in off each tier. If it was 4″ too long, I’d remove 1-1/4″ 1-1/2″ per tier


      1. Thank you!! Thats exactly what I needed to know!! i’m thinking I want to shorten it about 3″!

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  2. […] is another repeat for me (see here). I didn’t love my first M8090 make, but it grew on me and I wore it often. So it’s […]


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