First my uber easy ponte blue knit dress. The pattern is McCall's 6395(OOP) and is designed for double knits. View B is intended to have a short back neck exposed zipper as well as exposed zippers at the cuffs however I wanted an instant gratification project and my ponte knit had plenty of stretch so I decided any effort of adding the zippers was pointless.
Pattern modifications: square shoulder adjustment. This pattern had plenty of ease so my standard broad back adjustment was unnecessary.
Among my favorite things are hem bands in knit dresses. The hem band always adds just the right amount of weight to hold the dress in place.
Now on to my dress vest; pattern McCall's Fashion Star 6847. Fitted, lined vest has bands, seam detail, flaps, back slit, and front button closing. Purchased appliques.
The studs were glued to the knit in order to upcycle the shirt I had to cut and divide the trim for each side flap which was slightly problematic because I had limited blue knit fabric to turn back for a clean finished trim.
I enjoyed the construction on this vest pattern, it was a slight break for the typical unit construction. The arms must be sewn and under stitched prior to stitching the shoulder seams.
INSTRUCTION SHEET ERROR: Step 28 will never work as written. You CAN NOT stitch leaving an opening for your inseam buttonhole then enclose the SA in the band. This makes not a hole in which a button will fit go through.
Turn it right side out and a notch withing the SA where the inseam button hole happens is apparent. Then the band can be added leaving the opening for a button.
Pattern Modifications: Broad back, wide and square shoulder adjustments. I had to shorten the torso length too.