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Friday, August 26, 2016

Frankenpattern Blue Abstract ITY Knit Crossover Dress with McCall 7160 Skirt

I thought that this Powder Blue/Bubblegum/Brown Multi Abstract ITY Knit fabric was telling me it wanted to be a crossover top, full skirt dress with elastic waist and 3/4 length sleeves.

Yes, Yes, it said all that to me!

Blue Abstract Knit Crossover Dress

Back View

I used my McCall 7160 skirt pattern for a full, flowy skirt.  I frankenpatterned the top from the Butterick 6821 Top.  Instead of gathered shoulders I used my TNT knit top pattern and armhole and sleeve templates.

Crossover front

I was so excited when I received this fabric from Fabricmartfabrics.com I was ready to cut out the dress pattern that evening, except.................. I didn't have the correct color fold over elastic.  It took two whole days to receive it from Ebay.  Sometimes you never know if the color is correct but I was lucky this time, it matched perfect!

Fold Over Elastic

$10.80 Fabric + $3.20 FOE + $1.00 Elastics = $15.00

I received many compliments when I wore it to Church this past Sunday.  The sleeve length was perfect because I didn't need a cardigan during the service.  They like it very cool in there!

Going to Church

Favorite Dress of the Week!

I am in LOVE with this dress!

I'm in the process of cataloging my patterns.  It seems I need to have a better system.  Any suggestions would be much appreciated.  P.S.  I do not have a cell phone.......

Until next time..............



  1. It is a lovely dress! I saw that fabric on FM and am now wishing i had bought some. It's perfect for a wrap dress.

    1. Thank you, I am thinking I can still wear it through Fall with a beige sweater.

  2. Oh my gosh I love it! It is really quite striking!!!

    I snagged a few yards of that fabric and put it straight in the bin for summer. But the color really does work for fall as well!

    1. Thank you! I can't wait to see what lovely you create with the fabric!

  3. Nothing like a Franklin Pattern you look very nice