McCall 7465 and Mood Reptilian Modal Jersey

M7465 – Not the best picture – It’s freezing outside.

 

M7465 – Yes it is starting to snow and I’m freezing

 

I love animal print fabric.  Mood Fabrics is a great store to find all kinds, from birds on twill to luxury leopard faux fur.    On one of my hunts for something green or teal, I found this beautiful  teal/oak leaf reptilian modal jersey,  This lightweight modal jersey has a very soft hand and is perfect for a simple dress, top or even lounge wear.

I decided to make a simple pullover dress, McCall 7465, which I lined the skirt for an extra layer for modesty.  The drape of the fabric is great for this style of dress.  It’s movement is fluid and it lays close to the body.

As for the simple dress, it is described as – pullover dress with close fitting skirt has neckline, sleeve and skirt variations.  A, B:  Batwing sleeves and cowl neckline.  C, D:  short dolman sleeves and scoop neckline.  A, D:  Ruching on one side of skirt.  It is available in sizes 6-22.  I used size 16 only lengthening the skirt by a inch or so.

The illustration is spot on.  I made view B.  There was nothing difficult or confusing about the instructions or construction of the dress.

My likes:

 

  • Fast and easy to make.  It took me about two hours to make.
  • The drape neck and the ruching.  Next time I’ll make view D.
My dislike:
  • The bodices is a little short for my taste.  I’ll lengthen the next one by a inch or so.
  • No  pattern lining for the bodice.
This is a fairly quick and easy dress to make.  I recommend it to all level sewists, and I also highly recommend this beautiful modal jersey.
M7465- Okay now it’s time to run for cover.
Happy Sewing!
C
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Comments


  • Mitch
    February 2, 2017

    Great job and it looks lovely on you. The drape is just perfect. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful work, and I really like the speed of which you can make this dress.

    • Cennetta
      February 7, 2017

      Thanks, Mitch. This is a very easy pattern.

  • Lisa Neely
    February 3, 2017

    Beautiful! I’m working on the same pattern right now. I made a pullover top out of the top half of the pattern by adding a 2″ band at the bottom. I like the result, although I’d agree that the bodice is bit short. I am working on View C right now. Thanks for posting!

    • Cennetta
      February 7, 2017

      Thank you, Lisa. Good luck with your dress. I think I’ll make the other view as well.

  • Fiona
    February 8, 2017

    So you and so great! I don’t have any of these style of batwingy drapey dresses in my wardrobe and I think I’m missing out!

  • Clare
    February 19, 2017

    Beautiful! It looks great on you. I love drapey necklines – they look sophisticated but are easy to make!