Tiered dress perfect for warmer weather!
This is my second time making this pattern and surprisingly I didn’t love it the first time. Well not initially anyway, but it grew to be one of my most worn dresses in 2020 when I just wanted to throw on something to head outside or lounge around the house.
M8090 is a tried gathered dress or tunic with sleeve options, inset front bodice and collar stand. Trim can also be added for a decorative touch.
This neutral shadow dot print rayon is from Melanated Fabrics. Its from MimiG’s lines of prints. I grabbed a 3yd remnant at the opening last year.
I love how it’s polka dot but with a vibe of animal print. The fabric sews up nicely though it did want to fray a bit. The drape is beautiful and I’m now convinced I need the other colorways that are currently on sale, here and here.
If you follow me on Instagram then you may have seen the modification in real time. The first dress I made using this pattern is almost a midi and I prefer a shorter hemline in general. So I planned on using the two tiers length of views A&B, but it was right on the border of being too short. I debated leaving it or adding the third tier.
Thankfully Dressmaking Debacles came thru with the compromise of adding a third shortened tier which is exactly what I did. I was a bit worried that a shorter tier woyj look uneven, but it added some extra fullness and length which worked out great. If I make this dress a third time I believe I’ll lengthen the second tier by 3 inches.
A lovely pullover dress that is versatile. You could mix prints or color block this pattern for even more visual interest!
Pattern: McCall’s 8090
Pattern Description: Misses’ loose fitting dress has skirt tiers and sleeve variations. B: Lace trim.
Sizing: XS-XL. I sewed a large
Does it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope? Mostly
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes
Would I sew it again? Probably not for a while
Would I recommend it to others? Yes