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Groovy Jersey Dress

Added Jan 23, 2012

by lucyl12

Dunsborough, Aus...






An easy to make jersey dress with a draped body. Comfy, easy to wear and pretty flattering too I think. I know that I’ll get loads of wear out of this. I made it from plain 2 way stretch cotton jersey. Makes a nice change from the woven prints that I normally sew.

I lengthened the body a couple of centimeters as I like to wear the waist a bit low. My neck facing also turned into a neck band but I like it. Think it would be easiest just to turn the neck under and stitch with a double needle like you do for the sleeves.

As you can see from the one of the pictures the arm holes are quite big. The cut of the drapey effect leads to this. It doesn’t bother me personally but you might consider it if you are thinking of making this pattern. IT was the 1st time I used a double needle on knits. Really pleased with it, very easy, stretchy and it makes it look quite professional (I think!).

Think I could wear it for winter too with a polo neck and long boots.

Based on no. 105 Jersey Dress in Burda Style MAg 05/2010

Material Notes

Grey 2 way stretch cotton jersey.




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Beach, Casual, Classic
Cotton, Knits/Jersey

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    Jan 24, 2012, 01.07 AMby lucyl12

    Glad to give you a bit of inspiration. I agree its so simple its easy to overlook, I nearly did too. Sometimes if the context of the photo doesn’t inspire you then its hard to see how you could use the pattern. I borrow my Burda Styles from the library and nearly didn’t trace this pattern before I took it back. Glad I did, as you say perect for the Aussie summer. Looking forward to trying some more knit dresses and tops too.

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    Jan 23, 2012, 05.57 AMby schnui

    This is what I really like about this site, you get to see someone else’s interpretation of a pattern. Looking at the May,2011 Burda magazine, I have completely overlooked this dress but seeing yours has really changed my mind. I love your dress and it looks so cool and comfortable. I find cotton jersey knit so good to wear on hot Australian summer days. Thanks for great photos.

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