I’ve wanted an easy knit dress for awhile and I think I’ve found it.
This pattern from Seamwork Magazine is straightforward and easy. I had this fabric in my stash, I think from my friend Laura and it seemed like a perfect thing to make a “muslin” with.
This was my first time attaching a knit neckline and I’m not entirely happy with it. I started pinning it at the back and stretching it a little as I went, until I got around to the front and didn’t need to stretch it anymore. I think if I shortened the piece by 1” it would ease in better. Or maybe I just need to not stretch in back and stretch in front instead.
I think I might eliminate the skirt slits next time. It’s not such a tight dress that I need them for mobility, and I didn’t like having to serge and twin-needle sew them (although I did pretty well, I think ;) ).
I am curious, is there such a thing as a full butt adjustment? I have a generous back side (which I love!) but I find figure hugging things bunch-up at my lower back, which isn’t the most flattering. I’ve heard of a full- and small-bust adjustment, but what about the butt?
I’m already thinking up ways to alter this dress, including make it into a shirt. Thank goodness for easy, customizable patterns! I love Seamwork Magazine SO MUCH. See my other #seamworkmakes here.