This one is a winner, shown here layered over a nursing tank. Yes, like the first one it more or less fits now, but in a much different way. And yes, there was a point where I was close to tears because my clothes fit. But it looks perfectly cute on my dress form, so I’m no longer worried about it. I can see myself reaching for this one again and again, both the pattern and the actual dress! The fabric is a baby blue organic jersey. The pattern came from Meg McElwee of Sew Liberated‘s Sewing with Knits Craftsy class. This is the Empire Dress, size medium. I made a sleeveless version simply because I didn’t have enough fabric for sleeves.
A little tip: Several times a year Craftsy has a big sale and this class, which is usually $39.99 generally gets marked down to $19.99. It comes with 5 excellent patterns for women’s wardrobe basics that can be combined and adjusted to make all manner of things. I’m doing a lot of playing around with them these days. Even if you aren’t interested in the class, which I’m sure is lovely, I just don’t happen to have time for it at the moment, that’s a pretty great deal just for the patterns alone.
p.s. My blog has been nominated for the Apartment Therapy “Homies” award, under the “Home Design and Inspiration Blogs” category. If you are bored and feel inspired to vote, you can do so here. My blog is listed under the name Bespoke.
Wow, that dress is lovely, and you look lovely in it! I have a fair amount of cotton jersey waiting for me to do something with it- maybe I’ll attempt it for this summer!
Also, I voted for you – your blog has definitely been a design inspiration for me.
You’re sweet Thank you!
I love your dress – so versatile and it looks so cute on you. Sewing is a skill I haven’t learned very well yet… someday.