Pairing Classics with Prints

A few things work every time like pairing a classic pattern (McCalls 7085) with a vibrant print like Chartreuse/Fuchsia/Bone/Orange Geometric Viscose Jersey Knit.  (This fabric is sold out) Love it Dorcas-Thanks!!

I love trying a new pattern that I can immediately add to my TNT lineup. McCalls 7085 classic sheath is just such a pattern. Although it is drafted for a woven fabric I used this gorgeous Nanette Lepore, Chartreuse/Fuchsia/Bone/Orange Geometric Viscose Jersey Knit, from Roz at Sew Much Fabric. The colors, Chartreuse, Fuchsia, Bone and Orange are just so vibrant and vivid:

I lined the dress with Tricot knit, also from Sew Much Fabric and if you’ve never used this lining you absolutely must give it a try!

The beauty of the pattern is the shaping from 12 darts- 4 in front plus 2 bust darts, 4 in the back and 2 at the back shoulder. I’m not that wild about making darts but I sure do love the fit they give:

I went down a size since I was using a knit and also took in an additional bit at the waist for a great fit front:

and back!

Roz still has this fabric in stock and it is the perfect weight for transitioning into fall. I have no doubt this dress is going to be a huge favorite and I can’t wait to wear it!


  1. Linda
    August 24, 2018 / 12:56 pm

    Great looking dress! Love this fabric colors, perfect for Dorcas!

  2. Roz
    August 24, 2018 / 8:45 pm

    Thanks Linda!

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