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3 AM dress

Added Sep 18, 2011

by sunshyn0504

Marshall, Michig...






So on a Friday night around 8, I went to Joann’s and fell in love with this red and blue striped jersey knit fabric. With never making much for myself, I was a little nervous to tackle my first dress with such a bold print, I definitely didn’t want to look like I was part of the circus ;) But I did it and finished up at 3 AM, hence, my 3 AM dress! It’s far from perfect, and I couldn’t seem to get an even gathering (with a regular foot) where the bodice and skirt meet…so take it easy on me :) I loooove the way jersey knit feels….but man, it’s not the easiest to sew. I used Dixie’s pattern, but didn’t follow any directions…that might have helped…ha. Please ignore the wrinkles in the back!! ;)

Material Notes

Jersey knit


Garment Type

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    Sep 28, 2011, 09.05 PMby dixiediy

    I love this! the ruffle is great and the angled stripe skirt is an awesome idea.

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      Sep 30, 2011, 09.25 PMby sunshyn0504

      THANK YOU DIXIE!!! You rock! Thanks for the pattern and super nice words :D

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    Sep 28, 2011, 12.08 PMby KnM2011

    I love it! I haven’t tried sewing with jersey knit fabric yet.. I’m nervous!!! You did an amazing job though… I love it!!!

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      Sep 30, 2011, 09.24 PMby sunshyn0504

      Thank you! It is a little scary sewing with jersey knit, but it’s the best once you get it done :) The way if falls and feels is worth the imperfections ;) Thank you for your sweet comment!!

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    Sep 20, 2011, 12.51 AMby aricheson

    I have the same fabric! I love the different ways you use the stripes, it’s very creative and cute!

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      Sep 20, 2011, 03.46 PMby sunshyn0504

      Thank you for noticing the creative touches and thank you for the sweet comment :) What are you going to make with yours?

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    Sep 19, 2011, 10.16 AMby Heleen de Haan

    I adore rugby like knits! The circustent danger is always lurking, but you dodged that bullet perfectly! I’m going to make myself some rugby stuff too :) Now I’m certain.

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      Sep 19, 2011, 01.45 PMby sunshyn0504

      Thank you!! I did fall quickly for this fabric :) And I have enough left for an infinity scarf and if I’m lucky an long sleeve, off-the-shoulder shirt ;) I would love to see what you create!! Please let me know :)

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    Sep 19, 2011, 05.18 AMby b4igotfamous

    I love the bold stripes! You did a great job, it looks awesome on you!! :)

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      Sep 19, 2011, 01.43 PMby sunshyn0504

      Awe! Thank you so very much!! :)

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    Sep 19, 2011, 03.27 AMby poppykettle


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    Sep 19, 2011, 01.13 AMby mlichtenwalner

    Love it!

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      Sep 19, 2011, 01.43 PMby sunshyn0504

      Thank you so much!!!

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    Sep 19, 2011, 12.08 AMby JulietSews

    This is gorgeous! I’m quite jealous really, I tried to sew a striped jersey knit dress this weekend too and that ended in tears! Well done, I love the neckline!

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      Sep 19, 2011, 12.15 AMby sunshyn0504

      Awe!!! You poor thing. Great minds think alike ;) Believe me….it didn’t go as well as I hoped. Please let me know when you get it done, YOU CAN DO IT!! :D

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      Sep 19, 2011, 05.06 AMby JulietSews

      Will do! I will not give up on it – even if it means buying more fabric!

    • Momma_large

      Sep 19, 2011, 01.48 PMby sunshyn0504

      That’s right! You can always buy more :) good luck!!

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    Sep 18, 2011, 11.38 PMby tungufoss

    I love this print, bold and beautiful. Looks wonderful on you :)

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      Sep 19, 2011, 12.13 AMby sunshyn0504

      Thanks for the super sweet comment! :)

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    Sep 18, 2011, 11.14 PMby turtlegirl00

    I think its adorable—nothing circus like about it! great job!

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      Sep 18, 2011, 11.20 PMby sunshyn0504

      Awe! Thank you very much :)

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