McCall's 7160 - DIY Scuba Knit Dress with Circle Skirt ( And a Confession)


So, one of my resolutions for 2019 was to be a better blogger. Yes, posting on Instagram does document my makes, but I have fewer opportunities to talk about my experience sewing. Anyway, it’s still 2019 so I guess I can still try. :-)

My confession is that this dress is my first full make of 2019. Yes. August 2019 was the month in which I completed my first garment of the year. This was for a few reasons. First, I moved at the end of last year and did not have a good sewing space until June. Second, I did not have access to my fabrics . Third, I’ve been wanting to focus more on actually improving my sewing skills. Weirdly enough, that third one put me at a standstill.

Then, I was invited to join the Minerva Maker Team and I was re inspired. For some reason, making this dress really broke the seal. While making this dress I got the remainder of my sewing tools from my brother’s house. Then, I opened my boxes of fabric. Finally, I cleared up my sewing space and set-up the peg board.

So that’s the confession and update. Here are photos of the dress! A quick review of the pattern is at the end. A longer post will be up on the Minerva site in the coming weeks!


Pattern: McCalls 7160

Fabric: Peach Scuba Knit from Minerva

Pros: Great silhouette, easy to put together, not too many pattern pieces

Cons: No finished sizes (because it’s made for a knit) so I had to alter it a bit. I found that it ran a bit large.

Would sew again?: Yes! It’s super cute