Added Jul 12, 2012
For my newest garment I decided to make a dress using some great knit fabric I bought from Girl Charlee. I didn’t use an actual pattern for this dress, but instead traced a perfectly fitting dress…an idea I got from Tally’s Treasury. Since my dress is striped I took the time to line up all the stripes so the endd results would be great…and it was sooo worth the extra time! I added side bust darts to get rid of gaping. To finish the neck and armholes i attached a band of fabric. The neck still gaped so I turned the band down instead and secured it with Stitch Witchery. For the hem I turned up and inch and then used Stitch Witchery to hold it, instead of sewing the hem. I also used a new technique and added side seam pockets following this great tut from Tally’s Treasury.
Since I bought two yards I had a little over 5/8 of a yard left over and I just had to make me a skirt. I did a simple a-line cut and added side seam pockets. I attached elastic for the waistband and left the hem unfinished.
Two yards, two garments!!
and of course you know where you can find full project details…over on the blog!