Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Knit Dress

Remember when I picked up this knit fabric eight months ago? I know it's still shocking that this even managed to end up in my stash considering how much I claim to dislike pink but you really have to see it to realize that it is more of a raspberry colour than pink. But I digress... This fabric was an unexpected find while shopping at Mitchell Fabrics.  

I've been holding onto it thinking that I would make another Marcy Tilton skirt, Vogue 9060, because I picked up the last two metres and didn't think there was enough to make a dress. I was wrong. There was 2.2 metres and with some creative pattern piece placement and black knit lining fabric for the bodice pieces, I was able to squeak out a dress! A DRESS WITH LONG SLEEVES!!!  

Remember this dress? The one that I merged my two favourite patterns to create a dress. Well, that is what I did here. The bodice and sleeves are from Lynn Mizono's dress pattern, Vogue 1312, and the lower portion of the dress are from Marcy Tilton's skirt pattern, Vogue 9060.  

I like this version even more than the sleeveless version. It is so comfortable. I don't know what else to say about this dress besides I can't wait to wear it.   

The Stats:  

Fabric:    2.2 metres

Lining:    0.5 metres

Patterns:  Vogue 9060 and Vogue 1312

Additional Tools & Supplies:  Sewing machine, serger, serger needle, walking foot, pins, scissors, thread clippers, screwdriver, cutting table, and coffee breaks.   

Happy Sewing!  


  1. Fabulous fabric and dress! Enjoy it!

    1. Thank you, Lyndle! I think it is the fabric that makes the dress.

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    1. Thanks, I'm thrilled with how it turned out. I really want to get some outside shots with a better background with it on.


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