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Jersey "Get over Fear" Dress with Leopard Border Print Scarf...

Added Feb 18, 2014

by kisses

Kingston, Jamaica






This is my get over fear project of sewing with jersey. I admired jersey a lot when I see other persons using it. Jersey is such a versatile fabric to use, beautiful style and fabulous draping can be created producing a nice garment. I shy away from using it because it tends to stretch excessively and puckers.

I cut a simple dress with 3/4 sleeve…just free hand cut and tweak the fitting to conform to my body shape. The neckline of the dress is bateau and it is self faced inside and attached to the sleeves at the shoulder. I then insert the sleeves and voila I am on my way. I am glad of how it turned out :-).

The chiffon scarf style has bateau neckline and stitched side seams

The entire project was kind of easy and I was dress and ready to go out. I wear it with the scarf top to give it an hippie look. Thanks for looking :-)

Material Notes

1 1/4 jersey
1/2 yd chiffon




Garment Type
Chiffon, Knits/Jersey

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    Feb 19, 2014, 04.51 PMby Moimisie

    Great dress Kisses! And congrats on being featured!

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      Feb 20, 2014, 03.56 PMby kisses

      Thanks Moimisie…it is a good feeling :-)

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    Feb 19, 2014, 08.08 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    Congrats on being featured! ;-))

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      Feb 19, 2014, 01.34 PMby kisses

      Thanks Ellen…I so didn’t see it..smiles and bare smiles :-)

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    Feb 19, 2014, 02.12 AMby velvetribbon

    Lovely garments, Kisses! I like both of them and you always look good in whatever you have made :)

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      Feb 20, 2014, 03.55 PMby kisses

      Thanks girlfren…for lovely compliments :-)

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    Feb 19, 2014, 01.14 AMby nrobson

    it falls lovely and the metal colour is pretty! i find stretchy fabrics so wearable… but if its really stretchy it can be hard for me to sew in a straight even line x

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      Feb 19, 2014, 10.08 PMby kisses

      Thanks very much Robson…So true! jersey can be so beautiful but the ones that are too stretchy becomes difficult to work with

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    Feb 18, 2014, 09.36 PMby schnui

    Well done in overcoming your jersey knit fear. This dress is lovely and the scarf top looks great together.

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      Feb 19, 2014, 06.14 PMby kisses

      Thanks Schnui…I am so glad that I have overcome my jersey fear and start buying all those beautiful fabrics :-)

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    Feb 18, 2014, 07.47 PMby rita61

    Congrats on sewing with jersey! The scarf adds a nice touch to finish off your outfit. I like sewing with jersey; I don’t like cutting out jersey!

    Congrats on your project being featured!

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      Feb 19, 2014, 06.09 PMby kisses

      Thanks Rita :-)…I am just starting to appreciate jersey but at first I did not enjoy cutting or sewing it.

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    Feb 18, 2014, 07.18 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    Very interesting, kisses, great idea: both of the things are nice and as a set it looks very beautiful and unusual:-)

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      Feb 19, 2014, 02.23 PMby kisses

      Thanks Oksana…I am happy that I was able to pull off the look :-)

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    Feb 18, 2014, 06.08 PMby Mary Athey

    Bravo for taking the plunge kisses!! You know how much i love jersey. I adore the dress, the fabric.is a gorgeous shade and it looks blooming fabulous on.you. the top is lovely and will look equally great on its own x

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      Feb 18, 2014, 08.01 PMby kisses

      Thanks Mary…I so adore all your dresses in jersey…You made them look so effortless. Thanks again for the inspiration and motivation :-)

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    Feb 18, 2014, 04.05 PMby liliv-1

    Very very nice kisses!

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      Feb 18, 2014, 10.03 PMby kisses

      Thanks my sweet friend :-)

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    Feb 18, 2014, 04.00 PMby vinia789

    Very nice kisses and I know you will enjoy sewing with jersey.i think it is a very forgiving fabric

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      Feb 18, 2014, 10.02 PMby kisses

      Thanks Vinia…I think I will do too :-)

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      Feb 19, 2014, 07.45 AMby vinia789

      Congrats on being featured…..go jersey. Lol.

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      Feb 19, 2014, 02.21 PMby kisses

      Happy that I mustard up the courage and do it …reward is indeed good:-)

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    Feb 18, 2014, 03.47 PMby liesielove

    Love your dress

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      Feb 18, 2014, 08.01 PMby kisses

      Thanks very much :-)

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    Feb 18, 2014, 03.03 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Lovely Kisses! Great outfit! so now you’re ready for sewn more jersey dresses :-))

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      Feb 18, 2014, 07.59 PMby kisses

      Thanks Ellen…definitely!!! I am now seeing some lovely fabrics in Jersey, sure will buy a few :-)

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