Dark gray jersey dress

Added Oct 18, 2010

by morganelle

Seattle, Washing...

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Description

This dress is my first real jersey/knit project! I used Butterick 5418, and I’m really, really glad I did a muslin. I started with my normal size, and for some reason, the armpits stuck out two inches on either side from me and the chest was saggy (and revealing!). I went down 2 sizes but kept the strap size, and it turned out perfectly!

I tried to find a fabric without much horizontal stretch (I’m sure there’s a technical term for that I don’t know!) because I saw how much trouble other people had with the weight of the neckline and back pleats pulling down, and 100% polyester jersey. I did a little tacking underneath the pleats for reinforcement.

Altogether, I’m pleased with the project and might even consider trying an altered version in a lightweight cotton or silk.

Material Notes

100% polyester jersey

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer, Fall
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Casual
Material
Knits/Jersey

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    Oct 22, 2010, 08.12 PMby cantare

    This is a great dress, so flattering and a nice style!

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    Oct 18, 2010, 07.00 PMby lienepien

    Nice dress!

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    Oct 18, 2010, 06.33 PMby fabricaddict

    Beautiful dress! very very pretty

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    Oct 18, 2010, 06.23 PMby ghainskom

    Lovely! I think a solution would have been to go for single jersey (not much stretch) or to cut a normal jersey against the grain. But you managed and it’s all that matters!

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      Oct 18, 2010, 06.43 PMby morganelle

      Thanks for the tips for next time! And yes, somehow it all worked!

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