OMG, it's been months :( I could give you a long list of everything I've been doing lately but it's really boring and mostly made up of little kids, work and a hot summer.
So let's just jump right to the good stuff here! I've been meaning to post this pattern for so long now, but I really needed to create a cute tutorial to go with it! And low and behold this morning it was a cool, windy perfect fall day and I thought I NEED a fall dress!!! SO here it is it! Fresh off my sewing machine and I love love love it.
I added the sleeves to this tutorial and needed to mention that they are not included in the free pattern. I know, I know, super annoying. I was making this dress and was so inspired to add a 3/4 length sleeve, and you know once inspiration hits, it's so hard to ignore. Now don't worry, this dress would be perfect without the sleeves. Add a chunky knit cardi and you are good to run out the door. If you do want to add the sleeve there is a link to the sleeve pattern below (It's $2.20 and gives you three sleeve options that go with this dress)
So away with you to the sewing machine! I hope you enjoy this pattern as much as I do. It's a super trendy wardrobe piece, very fitted.... and I'm not going to lie, there are a pair of Spanx under that dress. . . I mean I do not have the confidence yet to show what two babies gave me.
- 1.5 Meters of Ponte Fabric*
- Matching Thread
- Fitted Knit Dress Pattern
- Assorted Sleeve Pattern (Optional)
*Any medium to heavy weight knit would work
- 1 Dress Front
- 2 Dress Backs
- 2 Short Sleeve-Lengthen 3-4" to make it 3/4 length.
Sleeves are optional. This dress would look fantastic without them as well :)
Use your serger or sewing with your regular sewing machine using a stretch stitch!
Sew together, stretching your fabric slightly as you stitch.
FINISHING THE RAW EDGES
Follow these steps to finish off the neckline, skirt hem and sleeve hem.
Serge around all remaining raw edges!
Turn over a 1/4" to the wrong side and stitch in place using a regular straight stitch or zig-zag stitch.
I used a twin needle to give it that nice double line of stitching. I wanted to try something new and this step is completely optional!
If you want to use this method here is a great how to tutorial