Thursday, September 11, 2014

DRESS-OF-THE-DAY 11: Knit Maxi Dress (My Summer Favourite)

In celebration of NATIONAL SEWING MONTH (here in the United States), I've decided to do an intensive blog series (well, intensive for me who obviously does not always make the time to blog), featuring a dress (or two, or a style) each day, not previously presented on this blog. Some will be my own creations, whether I used patterns or designed them myself. Others will be pieces I admire. Either will include an analysis and maybe some sources, history and tips. (At least, that's the goal.) I also have some guest bloggers scheduled (exciting!)

And now on to the Dress of the Day!


So, I love my Pink Tie-Dye Dress SO much that I tend to wear it all the time in the summer, and thought, why not make another knit maxi dress in the same style. But of course, it's not quite as comfy as the organic cotton jersey, but I liked this bright pink and grey stripe knit that I saw at Jo-Ann fabrics (yes, that store is deadly to me).

Anyway, these dresses were made simply by laying a maxi dress I have onto the fabric and cutting around it, stick the ties at waist level and zip up the side seams, shoulder seams, finish the neck and armhole edges, hem. DRESS!

You could probably just lay down, have someone trace around you, measure a little to determine the neckline and armholes, and use that as a base for a stretch knit dress? I feel like buying any sort of pattern that does this is a waist, considering it's just two pieces...

Hair Toss, Just Because...
And now that you've successfully navigated this blog entry, here's a reminder about the Steampunk Apron/Bustle Mini-Sweepstakes (details here).


  1. This looks oh so summery! After a very warm summer, here in Germany we are now approaching a cool autumn. I wish for some warmer days for you so the pretty dress gets some more wear!

  2. It looks so comfy. And I recognize that railing!