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Built by Grace

Added May 5, 2010

by wzrdreams

Brooklyn, New Yo...






Simplicity 2865 – Built by You Jersey dress
As soon as I saw this fabric at my LFS I knew i had to make a soft tank dress out of it. Luckily, I had just the pattern in my stash!
I lengthened the torso by 1 " and I’m glad I did. The side inserts now fit exactly over my hips in a way that I think they were meant to. I didn’t lengthen the hem at all.
This was a super satisfying instant gratification project. I bought the fabric on a Thursday, and traced out the patter and modified it on Friday afternoon on the tables at work. I took it home and sewed most of the evening and then finished it up on Saturday afternoon. I serged all the seams and used a small zig zag stitch on my regular machine for the bindings and the hems.

Material Notes

Some cotton blend jersey – Chic Fabrics (39th St), cotton thread.




Garment Type
Beach, Bohemian, Casual
Cotton, Blends, Knits/Jersey

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    Jun 23, 2010, 09.05 AMby cubicdreams

    This is lovely! The shape looks really comfortable.

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    Jun 10, 2010, 10.15 PMby smalldose

    ooh..i LOVE the fabric! what a perfect swimsuit cover up!

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    May 5, 2010, 09.03 PMby zickzack

    Spring colour splash! Instant gratification projects are great

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    May 5, 2010, 02.43 AMby judeb

    Beautiful dress and just love that fabric

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