McCall’s 6787: Knit Dresses for Spring

It is Friday and I think you are in the mood to read something that puts a smile on your face, amiright?

One of the most popular sewing projects in my studio is McCall’s 6787 knit dress. Girls just love to make it with stretch lace sleeves, which gives it a feminine and flirty touch. We have made it in some of the Kids Sew Camps, and some of my private students have also sewn up this pattern. The variety of looks they create is so much fun to see!


It is a pretty quick project—no zippers or buttons to fiddle with—just a quick pull-on dress. An elastic casing around the waist and a binding around the neck gives students some practice with techniques that are a little more challenging. I try to encourage the girls to use cotton interlock or French terry, as these knits have a bit more “heft” and are easier than rayon/lycra or cotton/lycra for beginning students to manage.

McCalls 6787 by Sew Maris students

I love the bright colors these two gals used for their dresses. Some girls just can’t get enough pink, can they? And the French terry blue & purple stripe is adorable!

McCalls 6787 by Sew Maris students

Love the pose, girls—you know how to rock it!

Have a great Memorial Day weekend, and happy sewing!





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