I am not used to taking photos inside! Still rainy and buggy outside, I miss the gazebo and sunshine and breezes. hmmm. OK, end of complaint list...
I love this dress! It is one of the patterns for knits that I bought before I brushed up on my knit sewing skills. And I bought the fabric at the same time - good motivation!
And please note that I have to make things as hard as possible for myself. Another stripe! Matching stripes on a knit is slippery business...at least this is a big pattern.
I sewed view A in size 14, my usual size. The fit is great, all the way down to the hem. However - I'm 5'7" and only took up about a 3/4" hem, others might want to cut a little extra length...
The fabric is an Irat tye [?] dye cotton jersey knit from Girl Charlee, a great online shop for casual knits. It's midweight and is well saturated with the dyes. With minimal 1-way stretch (15%), it was very manageable on both the cutting and sewing table. Thank goodness!
If you are just getting into cotton jersey knits, a caution: order generously and launder first! shrinkage loss was about 16% on this one. To allow for pattern matching and shrinkage, I ordered an extra 3/4 yard and used it all.
Just one sewing change on this one :-) The directions are to make a 5/8" narrow hem in the front and back neckline edges. Aaaghh. Clearly the folks who write those directions have never tried to do a narrow hem in the curve of a back neckline.
I drafted a 3" wide back neckline facing and used a narrow hem on the front neckline edges only.
A simple change that makes a big difference in the finish of the dress.
Couple more pics - pretty sleeves...
Great little number! Ciao! Coco