Saturday, February 4, 2017

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!



  1. It's a great dress on you but I had to laugh at you standing outside in the snow. Anything to get a good shot right?!

    1. Tee hee, I was freezing my behind off. I think that why I got sick again. Wink, wink.

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  2. So beautiful! Perfect choice of fabric for this pattern.

  3. Very pretty dress and I love the color. The parting shot of you running made me laugh...yes, I would certainly run too!

  4. This dress is too cute on you! I really like the print of the fabric too! I also had to laugh…We always do what's needed to get that perfect "blog worthy" photo!



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