McCalls 7085 Made Out Of Our Beautiful Jana Knit

Posted by administrator on July 21st, 2017


Hello there, it’s Kerrie-you may recognize me from the Bridal Department. For about ten years, I sewed as a hobby, but a few years ago, I learned to sew professionally after taking a sewing program at Orlando Tech.  I love making clothes and am obsessed with all the fabrics at the Sewing Studio!


There is nothing like hunting for a new fabric! It is always an exciting part of beginning any sewing project. One of the many reason I love the Sewing Studio is the thousands of fabric bolts available to choose from.  With fewer and fewer brick and mortar fabric stores around, I appreciate being able to handle a fabric in person before purchasing it. There is simply no substitute for feeling the fabric’s weight, and texture, not to mention seeing the color in person to make sure it is the right choice for your project, especially if you are trying to coordinate multiple fabrics!

I’ve had my eye on this selection of Jana knits for quite some time, and now they are on sale! They are available in four colors and have a weight and stretch similar to a Ponte knit. The fabric has a beautiful floral lattice design.  McCall’s 7085, a simple sheath dress pattern with neckline options and contour darts, was used to create a store sample. The dress was also lined with a white interlock, which is a perfect lining for double knits. To save time and give a nice look to the inside of the dress, seam allowances were serged and the hem was coverstitched using MaxiLock thread with Maxi Stretch thread in the upper looper.

Notions for this dress include: hook and eye, invisible zipper, Guterman polyester thread, Maxi lock serger thread, and knit stay tape at the shoulder seams and zipper.


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