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my first jersey dress

Added Jul 20, 2008

by lauriana

Den Haag, Nether...

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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

Difficulty

Novice

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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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