Twilight dress

Added Feb 2, 2010

by amy-lee-1

Brisbane, Australia

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Description

I found this amazing double knit fabric and just had to buy it! Purple is my favourite colour, and these particular colours reminded me of my favourite time of night – twilight – so it was a perfect combination.

I thought a simple, full length dress would best show off the fabric, so I dug out an old Simplicity pattern I had at home (Simplicity 5093). I had tried to make the shorter variation off this dress a number of years ago, but I was unhappy with the finished product, so I buried it in the cupboard and didn’t think about it again until now.

Although the pattern is extremely simple, I did some some trouble with the stretch fabric. I used a built-in stretch stitch on my sewing machine rather than an overlocker. It worked a treat…until I had to unpick some of the back seam to create a split so I could actually walk!!

Material Notes

double knit stretch jersey, tricot (for built in bra)

This pattern is only suitable for stretch fabrics

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Casual
Material
Knits/Jersey

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    Feb 3, 2010, 12.47 AMby amy-lee-1

    Thanks everyone! I am really quite proud of this one

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    Feb 2, 2010, 06.51 PMby scheryka

    I love it. The dress and the fabric. Yum yum.

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    Feb 2, 2010, 03.19 PMby cquinn13

    gorgeous fabric!

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    Feb 2, 2010, 01.40 PMby cuddlypersephone

    gorgeous fabric, I can see why you had to have it. I love th style of the dress.

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