Monday, August 20, 2012

(Sort of Punkish) Jersey Dress and Matching Hat

I had this black cotton jersey with skull/clockface motif lying around for probably a couple of years, if I'm being honest. There had been various ideas about what I wanted to do with it, but apparently none of them were 'right' because it never got made into anything. For some reason I decided I wanted a jersey dress made from Simplicity 3775 (I didn't quite have the guts, and probably not the yardage to do the jumpsuit from Simplicity 2401- Plus, if it's one piece pants and zips up the side, that's a nightmare for someone who has to pee like 20 times a day). I accented with some more of the copious amount of pink chiffon that I still have no idea what I was thinking when I bought (and can't really remember ordering it). The midriff accent was made just by cutting the midriff overlay pieces from the chiffon. The neck and sleeve bands I overlayed over the jersey so that they'd still have enough structure to do their job.

The hat is from Simplicity 5508.
 I had made this hat once before, using a flannel (that's right, I made a flannel sunhat, judge me if you dare! It had pineapples on it!) and interfacing as instructed. It was super floppy. I wanted more structure with this one, especially since nothing is more sheer/flimsy than chiffon, so I interfaced the chiffon for both the shell and lining, and also used a layer of buckram (basting it to all the pieces of the shell). I'm not sure if I followed instructions, but I constructed the shell and then the lining, sewed them right sides together along the brim, leaving an opening, turned it, and topstitched around the edge to close it off (because that's how I roll). I thought about doing a scallop stitch in black around the edge, but decided simple was better in this case, and let the tie made from the jersey do the work (plus, as is, I can trim it to accompany various outfits).

Matchy, Matchy!

PS Did you notice my mistake that I was too lazy to fix? (If it was for someone else, I totally would have gone back and redid it, but as it was just for me... the design on the bodice front can stay upside down, and that's what I get for trying to conserve fabric!)

1 comment:

  1. As you already know i adore this outfit from top to bottom. :-)

    Thanks for commenting on my blog. I do that "deflect with friendliness" thing, too. Your response really made my day.