9/9/14

Almost Fall Easy Summer Dress

Remember when I said I had an idea for taking my copy of the summer RTW dress and making it with jersey? A couple of weeks ago I pulled it off, and I love how it turned out!

This is me, attempting an Oona-esque shot.
I used the skirt from the Easy Summer Dress, and then adapted my Wendy Mullin Sew U Home Stretch bodice by turning it into a deep V-neck. With the right bra, this neckline is a bit dangerous (mrow).


That's right, I'm dangerous. Watch out.
 The fabric is from GorgeousFabrics.com, but it is sadly out of stock. It's a thick, slightly sweatery jersey and I fell for the colors (more magenta, please). I hope it can be a good transition dress as it's starting to cool off here in the Midwest. As I was cutting it out, I got really excited about the stripey action in the selvedge. I wanted to use it somehow (hem? neck? create some kind of cording?) and finally decided to use it to bind the sleeves and neck. I wasn't sure how this would work as it had ZERO stretch, but I like the way it turned out.

Button is covering the joint.
So not much more to say about this one, except that my Sew U Home Stretch book has certainly turned into a good investment. It's my go-to whenever I want to create something new with knit/jersey. What about you? What are starting to sew for fall?

I'll leave you with my figurehead shot. I'm a ship!


12 comments:

  1. I have heard (and seen) so many good things from that book. I need to get a copy! Your dress is so fabulous! And you look great in magenta. Love what you did with the selvedge.

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    1. I would love to see what you cook up with this book!

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  2. Very cute, but the shoes are cut off!!!!! They look super cute too :)

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    1. I know, I'm still figuring out how to take photos from this angle! The shoes are super cute - they are court shoes with a strap and leather tie. I love them!

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  3. Nice dress:) Does this book give tips on sewing knits without a serger too ? I dun have one and I would like to know this fact in particular !

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    1. Yes, she gives advice on sewing with and without a serger. My favorite part of this book is the basic pattern pieces (bodice, tops, sleeves, skirt, waistband) that come with it. You can use them as knit blocks and make tons of variations.

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  4. Gorgeous! Love the colours, and the fit is fantastic. You look great. Nice work.

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  5. Love this! Well, I already loved it from the teaser you put on Instagram, but I love seeing the whole thing even more!

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  6. Thanks, Gail! I'm having fun with Instagram!

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