Meet M7152, my latest knit dress design with The McCall Pattern Company. Stacey, Nancy’s Notions Digital Assets Manager, took a break from her daily Photoshop and graphics work to model my latest dress pattern.
A few notes about the dress: The dress pattern features two different style variations, with a yoke and without. The fabric recommended for the dress is a ponte knit. The A-Line fit is flattering on many figure types and the hem is modest. Though the spring dress is sleeveless, it pairs nicely with a cardigan or light jacket as pictured above.
Knit Dress Sew Along
To kick off the M7152 Knit Dress pattern launch, I thought it would be fun to host a sew along. If you’ve never participated in an online sew along before, you are in for a treat. Think of this as a sewing guild or group, where we all are working on the same project, sharing our ideas, pictures and input as we go. I’ll lead the sew along with step-by-step instructions and images. There will be time to work on each step of the project. The sew along will be spread out over May, and include a photo round-up day in June. Mark your calendars:
Knit Dress Sew Along Schedule
May 5 – Kick Off: Pattern overview, fabric considerations, yardage, and cutting directions
May 12 – Dress construction tips and steps
May 19 – Finishing techniques and dress reveal
June 2 – Announce Sew Along Winner
Sew for the Chance to Win!
When the sew along is complete and photos are uploaded to the link tool, one winner will be randomly chosen to receive a copy of my book, Sew Knits with Confidence, Klasse Needles Variety Pack, Clover 5-in-1 Sliding Gauge, plus one yard Pellon Easy Knit Interfacing. At the end of the sew along, a random winner will be announced in June.
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The McCall Pattern Company is giving away one M7152 Knit Dress Pattern to one lucky winner from this blog post. If you’d like to win McCall’s M7152 Knit Dress Pattern and join the sew along, please leave a comment below. The random winner will be announced on Facebook on Friday and repeated in Saturday’s blog post.
Don’t forget to pin a picture from this blog post and tell all your sewing friends. The more people who sew along with this project, the more fun it will be. I look forward to sewing with you!
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The random winner of Quick Column Quilts from last weeks blog is Kay Bennett. She shared the colors she’d use to make a Heartbeat Table Runner. She said: First I want to make one in red, white and blue to celebrate this great place we call home!
Bye for now,