The pattern description says “Meet the dress that feels like a t-shirt”, and that is so true! Super comfy made up in a knit fabric with a relaxed fit and no closures to mess with. I lengthened mine to maxi length, because I had lots of this fabric and I thought it would look good with this bird/vine print (put a bird on it, right Sonja?!)I’ve had this fabric for a couple of years, it was a random Etsy purchase…I loved the print but I’ve never been sure what to do with it. It is a cotton jersey with pretty much no stretch, and fairly sheer. I am wearing a slip under it here- you can probably see where it ends a bit above the knee. I will probably wear this as a swimsuit cover up so I didn’t mind it being a little sheer. And I don’t mind it with the slip either, so there ya go.
Look at those birds!!
As far a sewing the dress- this is such a simple pattern! No sleeves to set in, and it all comes together nicely. I opted to add a seam allowance to the neckline and just serge, fold it over and hem rather than the neckline binding the pattern called for. I also raised the neckline by an inch or so, it looked a little gapey in some of the pics I saw, and I am glad I did because I like where it ended up.
For a really cool example of the shorter version check out the dress Sanae made! Isn’t it cool? I love the fabric she chose.Toni from Make It Perfect has offered up a PDF pattern for one of my lucky readers! There are lots of great patterns for kids and women (I want to make the Shearwater Kaftan in double gauze like Kristin did!) Just leave a comment on this post letting me know which pattern you would choose, and I will pick a winner randomly on Thursday (July 24th) at 9pm Pacifc Time. Good luck!
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