bordering on Christmas
Added Dec 22, 2010
Columbus, Ohio, ...
This project is based on smallfire’s Color Twist Kimono Top, but I altered the original design quite a bit and thus, had to redo almost all of the original measurement recommendations. Instead of a top, I made a dress with a single back seam (almost matched but didn’t feel like ripping it out for 1/8").
The fabric looks like a border print, but it’s actually a printed jersey that repeated the large-to-small pattern every yard. Because of the print restrictions, I wasn’t able to cut the bodice pieces as 2 large rectangles. I added shoulder seams (actually need to take them up a bit), which are stabilized (as are the inner seams of the bodice).
To maintain the integrity of the print, I put the elastic casing on the inside, giving a gathered effect in the skirt without a waistband showing.