Sew a Quick Spring Dress with Nancy Zieman's McCall's M7353 Dress Pattern and NEW! Crepe Knits available at ShopNZP.com

Looking for a fresh new addition for your spring wardrobe? Sew a super-simple empire elastic-waist dress with a scoop neckline with our NEW! Floral Crepe Knits! Like other knit garments, this completed dress is stylish and comfortable to wear. Nancy Zieman’s knit dress and top collection, M7353 from The McCall Pattern Company, sews up quickly – from just three main pattern pieces!

McCall's M7353 Knit Dress and Top pattern by Nancy Zieman available at ShopNZP.com

 

Choose View C Cowel Neck, or View B Scoop Neck. Then choose one of our four NEW! limited edition Floral Crepe Knit Fabrics and stitch a beautiful new knit pull-over dress! And/or wear as a tunic–when you pair with leggings.

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Nancy’s McCall’s M7353 Pattern is available multi-sized 6–14, and multi-sized 14–22.

Depending upon your fabric choice, this quick-to-sew fashion can be made for daywear, your next vacation, casual lunch dates, or even evening wear.

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Sew A New Spring Dress in 4 Hours!

With Nancy’s McCall’s M7353 Dress Pattern, the sewing time is minimal! In fact, the dolman-sleeve style eliminates setting in sleeves. How speedy it that! Plus, we know you’ll enjoy Nancy’s elastic casing technique; the elastic is sandwiched within the seam – eliminating the traditional topstitching step.

 

Sew a Super-Quick and Comfortable Spring Dress – with NZP’s NEW! Crepe Knit Fabrics

 

Layout Pattern on Fabric

Nancy's McCalls’ M7353 Dress Pattern Made with NEW! Crepe Knit Fabrics available at ShopNZP.com

Deanna from Team NZP chose the NEW! limited edition Grape Floral Crepe for her new spring dress! Our New Floral Crepe Fabrics in Grape and Teal feature a beautiful floral design – that repeats every 24″. Purchase 3 yards to make Nancy’s McCall’s M7353 Pattern in any size, 6-22.

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  • After laying out the bodice front, bodice back, and skirt pattern pieces, slide the pattern pieces up or down and position the floral repeated design where you’d like. Pin pattern pieces in place.
Make a Quick Spring Tunic with Nancy Zieman's McCall's M7353 Dress Pattern and NZP's NEW! Crepe Knits available at ShopNZP.com

Deanna chose to locate the center of the floral repeat at the empire waist line. The photo above shows the skirt front already cut out and placed on the skirt back pattern piece – before cutting out skirt back, this helps align the repeated floral design on both the front and back skirt panels.


Sew a Quick Spring Dress and alter neckline with Clover's Curve Ruler Set

Before cutting out the fabric pieces, Deanna turned the scoop neckline into a round neckline – by raising the center front neck opening 1″ – using Clover’s Curve Ruler. She also lengthened the bodice front and bodice back, adding 1″ for a fuller bustline, as most patterns are drafted for a size B-cup. 

Make a Quick Spring Tunic with Nancy Zieman's McCall's M7353 Dress Pattern Clover's 5-in-1 Sliding Gauge and NZP's NEW! Crepe Knits available at ShopNZP.com

Sew Our Spring Dress

Before sewing your new spring dress, cut several 1/2″ wide bias strips of Pellon’s Easy-Knit Interfacing – to stabilize neckline, sleeve hems, and lower dress hem!

Sew a Super Quick Spring Dress McCall's 7353 by Nancy Zieman


Sew a Super Quick Spring Dress McCall's 7353 by Nancy Zieman

Sew a Super Quick Spring Dress McCall's 7353 by Nancy Zieman

  • With right sides together, align front and back at shoulders. Pin.

Sew a Super Quick Spring Dress McCall's 7353 by Nancy Zieman

  Be sure to place pins parallel to cut edge – when seaming dress with a serger!

Sew a Super Quick Spring Dress McCall's 7353 by Nancy Zieman

  • Stitch shoulder seams. Press seams flat, then press towards bodice back.

Sew a Super Quick Spring Dress McCall's 7353 by Nancy Zieman

  If you don’t have a serger handy, stitch our spring dress with a sewing machine set for a wobble stitch. A wobble stitch is a slight zigzag stitch set at 2.0-2.5 length and .5 width. This stitch appears as a straight stitch from the right side, while providing a slight amount of stretch to the seam.

Stitch a New Crepe Knit Dress with a Wobble Stitch at the Nancy Zieman Blog

  • Follow pattern instructions for adding neck facing, or simply fold under 1/2″ at neckline and pin.

Sew a Super Quick Spring Dress McCall's 7353 by Nancy Zieman

Sew a Super Quick Spring Dress McCall's 7353 by Nancy Zieman

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Sew a Super Quick Spring Dress McCall's 7353 by Nancy Zieman

  • On right side of fabric, topstitch neckline with Double Needle stitching!

Sew a Super Quick Spring Dress McCall's 7353 by Nancy Zieman

Topstitching knits with a Double Needle produces a professional appearance, and allows seams to slightly stretch – without breaking threads!

Make a Quick Spring Tunic with Nancy Zieman's McCall's M7353 Dress Pattern a Double Needle and NZP's NEW! Crepe Knits available at ShopNZP.com

Sew a Super Quick Spring Dress McCall's 7353 by Nancy Zieman

Sew a Super Quick Spring Dress McCall's 7353 by Nancy Zieman

  • With right sides together, align front and back at underarm seams. Pin.

Sew a Super Quick Spring Dress McCall's 7353 by Nancy Zieman

Sew a Super Quick Spring Dress McCall's 7353 by Nancy Zieman

  • Stitch underarm seams.

Sew a Super Quick Spring Dress McCall's 7353 by Nancy Zieman

  • Fold under 1/2″ at sleeve hems and pin.
  • On right side of fabric, topstitch sleeve hems with Double Needle stitching.

Sew a Super Quick Spring Dress McCall's 7353 by Nancy Zieman

  • Set bodice unit aside.

Sew a Super Quick Spring Dress McCall's 7353 by Nancy Zieman

  • With right sides together, align pockets to skirt front, and to skirt back. Pin.

Sew a Super Quick Spring Dress McCall's 7353 by Nancy Zieman

  • Stitch pockets to skirt front and skirt back. Using Eze-View Press Cloth, press seams flat, then press towards pockets.

Sew a Super Quick Spring Dress McCall's 7353 by Nancy Zieman

  • Align skirt front to skirt back, matching pockets and side seams. Pin.
  • At sewing machine stitch side seams with a wobble stitch, leaving an opening between dots.

Sew a Super Quick Spring Dress McCall's 7353 by Nancy Zieman

  • Stitch pocket outer edges together to side seams, pivoting stitching below pockets and stitching to hem.
  • Turn pockets toward front, along side-seams. Pin. Machine baste pocket tops to skirt front.

Sew a Super Quick Spring Dress McCall's 7353 by Nancy Zieman

  • With right sides together, insert bodice unit into skirt unit. Pin.

Sew a Super Quick Spring Dress McCall's 7353 by Nancy Zieman

 

Sew a Super Quick Spring Dress McCall's 7353 by Nancy Zieman

  • Stitch bodice to skirt with 7/8″ seam allowance.
  • Optional: Grade bodice seam allowance to 1/4″ – to eliminate bulk in seam. Be sure to not trim away skirt seam allowance!
  • Press waistline up towards bodice. Pin.

 

Insert a rotary cutting mat into dress, and pin waistline seam to lower bodice. The rotary mat prevents inadvertently pinning through all layers! 

  • Using Marking Pen and ruler, mark stitching line 3/4″ above stitched waist seam. Stitch along marked line to form elastic casing, leaving 2-3″ opening for inserting elastic.

Sew a Super Quick Spring Dress McCall's 7353 by Nancy Zieman

  • Stitch one end of elastic to a fabric rectangle. Stitch and backstitch through the elastic and fabric several times. Thread opposite end of elastic through locking eye of Clover’s Flex ‘n Glide Bodkin.
Sew a Super Quick Spring Dress McCall's 7353 by Nancy Zieman
  • Insert elastic through casing opening.
Sew a Super Quick Spring Dress McCall's 7353 by Nancy Zieman
  • Meet opposite end of elastic to stitched elastic end. Stitch and backstitch through the elastic and fabric several times.
Sew a Super Quick Spring Dress McCall's 7353 by Nancy Zieman
  • Trim away excess fabric, on all four sides of fabric rectangle.
Sew a Super Quick Spring Dress McCall's 7353 by Nancy Zieman
  • Insert stitched elastic into the casing opening.
Sew a Super Quick Spring Dress McCall's 7353 by Nancy Zieman
  • Stitch the casing opening closed, stretching the elastic while stitching.
Sew a Super Quick Spring Dress McCall's 7353 by Nancy Zieman

Our New Spring Dress is complete!

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 For a chance to be the random winner a Flex ‘n Glide Bodkin from Clover, please leave a comment below. Clover will give away one Flex ‘n Glide Bodkin to one US resident in the 48 contiguous states. Winner must reply within 30 days to the official giveaway announcement email message – sent from Nancy Zieman Productions. Email Team NZP at [email protected]

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