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my first jersey dress

Added Jul 20, 2008

by lauriana

Den Haag, Nether...






My sewing machine has some big issues sewing knits. No, really, it’s not just me using the wrong needles or anything. I once took it to my sewing class and my teacher said she was surprised I could actually sew anything other than jeans or heavy wool with that thing. So, I’ve avoided knits for quite some time. However, I decided that I had learned some new tricks now, and it was time to try again. I’d had this fabric in my stash for a year and it just had to be a dress. I drafted this pattern based on my knit sloper. It’s got a polo style button band with gathers at the bust and a one piece shirt collar. I finished the hem by hand (which requires a different stitch than I’d use on a woven fabric).

Material Notes

jacquard print cotton jersey, jersey snaps, bais tape




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    Jul 21, 2008, 07.10 AMby jd98

    another lovely creation! well done!

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    Jul 21, 2008, 05.31 AMby carottesauvage

    Yeah true! Nice to see you striking a pose! Lovely fabric

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    Jul 20, 2008, 04.05 PMby carlatv

    The dress fits you very well. The fabric is beautiful and you did a great job.

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    Jul 20, 2008, 02.58 PMby emilykate

    I love it! Great cut, pattern, everything. You look fantastc in it!

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    Jul 20, 2008, 11.39 AMby fabricaddict

    Stunning!! i love your dress

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    Jul 20, 2008, 11.00 AMby fashion1

    great to see you in your creation!! the dress fit you perfect! and I love the pattern and the fabric you used! nice pics!

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    Jul 20, 2008, 09.02 AMby jj1

    I love it. Beautiful fabric and great photos too. (I think I have this type of pattern from Neue mode, but not sure if it’s for knit fabric or not)

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