This spring, fashion is showing a distinct partiality for prints – big, splashy prints, many on black backgrounds.
Opposite [below]: An exciting young dress, with fashionable raised waistline and slivery sleeves. Cotton print by Tiger Fabrics. McCall’s pattern 7101.
Sewing tip: Four-inch zippers inserted in the long sleeves give a slim, tapered fit. Above, left: Soft little puff-sleeve dress in an ABC Fabrics’ paisley print. McCall’s pattern 6912.
Tip: Lower edge of sleeve should be finished with a hem or casing and elastic, to make sleeve puff. Above, right: Princess silhouette in dramatic screen-printed linenlike rayon by Loomskill. McCall’s pattern 7267. Tip: For shapeliness, baste underlining to inside of each piece of dress fabric; treat two fabrics as one.