While in Granby, QC this past summer I paid a couple of visits to my favorite fabric store, Tissus Mode de l’Orme. I’ve always returned home with a suitcase full of amazing fabrics from this store. This past summer was no different. As soon as I saw this lightweight textured knit with 4-way stretch I knew it had to be a dress. I’ve had McCall’s 7016 in my stash for a while. I figured the lightweight fabric would lend itself well to the flounce.
The crossover front was perfect for this lightweight knit. I plan on making the version without a flounce as well in a beefier knit at some point.
Other reviewers have commented about the collar being too wide. I’m adding my voice to that observation. I meant to make that change and forgot about it. I like the look of the wide collar in the front but it winds up being too wide for the neck and back. It would sit much better if it was a little narrower.
I added 1″ to the front and back. I’m 5’7″ and was worried the dress would be too short. I’m happy with the finished length.
I can’t resist a good twirl when there’s a flounce involved.