Yipeee!! My first Jersey dress (with twist in front)

Added Aug 17, 2013

by nishavinod2009

Bangalore, India

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Description

Finally, I had the guts to get to my first jersey dress. And I am so glad I did. Learnt a lot about the fabric and the right and wrong way of sewing it. It contradicts itself in many ways. When it is really comfortable and flattering to the curves, it also highlights the little imperfections to the figure(i cant believe, i can see dimple of my navel, my tires :-O, even wrong undergarments(bigger :-O) through the fabric) But i cud forget it all n wear it all day because of how comfortable it is, so in love with jersey and my new dress.
I picked this pattern because, it was a very easy-peesy dress. I was very impressed with one pattern of Tomoko Nakamichi from the book Pattern Magic part two pattern 1(page 49). I made just one alteration to the back because it was too plain, I made it by using three pieces instead of just one in the original pattern, the top piece lined with same jersey. I am wearing it with a long slip for fear of too much skin show. For the sleeve and neck i used binding.. Even though it is not perfect and I am not 100% happy but wearable-very-often kind of happy…

Material Notes

Jersey

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

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

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    Aug 19, 2013, 05.02 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Very nice dress! Suits you so well! and the color is great :)

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    Aug 19, 2013, 05.38 AMby TikiD

    Great job!!! It is so pretty. What pattern did you use? .. I have been looking all over for a dress similar to this.

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    Aug 18, 2013, 09.08 AMby fashionfreek

    Great job! Lovely dress:-D

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    Aug 18, 2013, 03.45 AMby kisses

    Congrats on your first jersey dress, it is beautiful and the fit is very flattering

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    Aug 17, 2013, 11.41 PMby Fantasywriter

    This is the first project I saw on Burdastyle. I’m impressed. You did a great job and your dress looks awesome!

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      Aug 18, 2013, 09.58 AMby nishavinod2009

      I am happy that you like it. Thanks!

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    Aug 17, 2013, 08.59 PMby schnui

    This dress is beautiful and a perfect fit. Enjoy wearing it.

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    Aug 17, 2013, 07.21 PMby Brahdelt

    Great colour and I think you did a great job! I made my first jersey dress this weekend, too, but mine is simpler in design. The comfort of wearing it is wonderful. :-}

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      Aug 18, 2013, 09.57 AMby nishavinod2009

      Thank you! would love to see your jersey dress.

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    Aug 17, 2013, 05.32 PMby Mary Athey

    this is lovely on you, the colour and style suit you very well. i love jersey because of the comfort. i line all my jersey dresses as that takes care of hiding lumps bumps etc lol x

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      Aug 17, 2013, 05.36 PMby nishavinod2009

      thank you! yes you are right about the comfort. Mmmm…love it! thank you for the idea to line them, what do u usually line jersey with? itself or another fabric?

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      Aug 17, 2013, 05.41 PMby Mary Athey

      i always line the jersey with jersey. i think the dresses sit nicer and the lining acts as a holder in as well lol x

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    Aug 17, 2013, 05.17 PMby liliv-1

    You made a great dress, very flattering! I like it very much!

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