I purchased McCall's dress pattern M5974 based on the many positive reviews I saw on patternreview.com. It is a Palmer/Pletsch dress for knit fabrics. It is my habit to not a buy a pattern unless I like more than one view and this pattern was no exception. I had purchased two pieces of ITY Jersey that I wanted to make into dresses. I chose to make the View B with the scoop neck and long sleeves out of the brownpaisley fabric and the mock wrap V-neck out of the blue and aqua abstract print.
I made both dresses in size 12. The only modifications I made were to shorten the sleeves by 2" and the length by 4". I serged the seams and used a cover stitch machine to finish the sleeve hems. The trickiest parts on both dresses were the neck lines. I wanted to make sure that the v-neck did not gape and that the scoop neck would lie smoothly without distortion. I bought iron tapes, bias for the scoop neck and straight grain for the v-neck. I carefully laid the fabric on the pattern and then fused the tape onto the dress fabric with the edge lined up with the seam line. I then used the tip of the iron to adhere the tape to the dress making sure that the fabric was the same shape as the pattern as a I moved along. I then double folded the seam allowance and stitched in place.
I found this method allowed the neck edges to be very stable and easy to sew in place without distortion or stretching and both dresses lie smooth when worn.