Knit Overlay Tunic Dress | McCall Pattern Company M7655 | by Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy

Sew a classy, yet comfortable, seasonal holiday dress. Nancy Zieman’s New! knit overlay tunic and dress, M7655 from The McCall Pattern Company aligns with Nancy’s sewing approach—easy styling with streamline sewing tips. The NZP Team’s newest pattern with McCall Pattern’s features an overlayed wrap on the bodice, two hem length options, and two neckline options: cowl and scoop neck.

Knit Overlay Tunic Dress | McCall Pattern Company M7655 | by Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy
View A:

Loose-fitting pullover tunic with front and back overlay, cowl, and scoop neck collar variations

Knit Overlay Tunic Dress | McCall Pattern Company M7655 | by Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy

View B:

Loose-fitting pullover dress with front and back overlay, cowl, and scoop neck collar variations

Knit Overlay Tunic Dress | McCall Pattern Company M7655 | by Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy

You’ll find the pattern available at Nancy’s Notions or your local fabric shop.

Make this pattern as a top or dress. Sizes included with this collection range from pattern size 6–22.

Find modern patterned knit fabrics at Nancy’s Notions. Depending upon your fabric choice—print or solid fabric—this quick-to-sew fashion can be made for daywear, your next vacation, casual lunch dates, or evening wear.

Knit Overlay Tunic Dress | McCall Pattern Company M7655 | by Nancy Zieman | Sewing With NancyEasy Sewing Features

From the illustrations, you can see that the sewing time is minimal. Using moderate stretch knits (35% crossgrain)—cotton knits, jersey interlock, sweater knits—this tunic is certain to be a comfortable addition to your wardrobe.

Knit Overlay Tunic Dress | McCall Pattern Company M7655 | by Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy

Sew Knits With Confidence Book

Haven’t worked with knits lately or need an update? Find knit sewing updates in Nancy’s book: Sew Knits With Confidence. This book is a lifetime compilation of techniques that make sewing fun and easy for all skill levels. You’ll learn about sewing tools, easy sewing techniques, how to use a sewing machine and serger, how to select and use fabrics and patterns, and how easy it is to sew simple knit projects.

Sew Knits with Confidence by Nancy Zieman

For tips on sewing with knits, watch Sew Knits With Confidence (Part One and Part Two)on Sewing With Nancy online.


For a chance to win a copy of McCall’s M7655 Knit Overlay Tunic Pattern, please leave a comment below and let us know what view you’d like to make. The McCall Pattern Company will give away one pattern to one US resident in the 48 contiguous states.

Knit Overlay Tunic Dress | McCall Pattern Company M7655 | by Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy


You’re Invited

Celebrating Nancy Zieman Open House

9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Dec. 16
Wisconsin Public Television studios

Wisconsin Public Television and Nancy Zieman Productions invite you to join us in the Wisconsin Public Television studios—the location of the Sewing With Nancy set—for an open house: Celebrating Nancy Zieman. 

Nancy Zieman, longtime host of Sewing With Nancy and co-founder of Quilt Expo, passed away on Nov. 14, 2017. An educator, author, pattern maker, television producer, entrepreneur, and innovator, Nancy inspired millions of sewing and quilting enthusiasts throughout her career. She hosted Sewing With Nancy, the longest-running sewing series on television, since 1982.

Please join us on Dec. 16, from 9 a.m. to noon, in the WPT studios for the Celebrating Nancy Zieman event in honor of Nancy’s life and legacy. View the Sewing With Nancy set*, get a behind-the-scenes look at the production of Sewing With Nancy, view a tribute video and visit with the production staff who worked with Nancy over the years. You will also be invited to share your memories of Nancy—and how she inspired you—in a feedback booth.

9 a.m.–noon, Saturday, Dec. 16
Wisconsin Public Television Studios—Vilas Hall
821 University Ave. 
Madison, WI 53706

This free celebration in honor of Nancy is an open-house format: Please feel free to arrive and leave at any time. Coffee and light fare will be served.

RSPVs are requested, but not required. If you are able, please RSVP by clicking here.

The WPT studios are located on the second floor of Vilas Hall. Enter down the stairs next to the loading dock entrance on the Park Street side of the building. Volunteers will be on hand to point you in the right direction. Please allow extra time for traveling and parking.

Happy Sewing,

Team Nancy Zieman

Nancy Zieman Productions, LLC.

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