i've taken a bit of a hiatus from my jersey dresses sewing - since may, to be exact
i was teaching myself how to read patterns and do tailoring and add lining and all kinds of big-girl sewing jobs. not to mention i am redoing my sewing room (but i'm not finished with that yet, sry2say)! i decided to get back into the swing of things and crack out with some new jersey dresses... bc i missed my serger, and bc this weather is the best for knit dresses (YAY SWEATERS AND COLORED TIGHTS
). soooo without further ado:
the first dress i made.
for this one, i cut a sweetheart-ish neckline out of the original shirt, and added the black band (it is a thick sweater knit) and the blue fabric (which is a rib knit). the sleeves were obvs shortened, reattached, and finished off with black knit. it's a little long on me, but ehh i'm 5'2" and everything is long on me
the back - hard to see, but the shirt is ruffled/pleated where it attaches to the knit.
close-up of the front.
oh, and here is the before
(yes i know there is green paint all over my trim and no i do not plan on touching it up anytime soon)
well, this is the before
it's vintage, and handmade. also falling apart. i repaired it as best i could.
the after! i cut the skirt out and put a black panel (silky jersey) on the midsection, shortened the sleeves and added black trim, and put black trim at the bottom. i also replaced the buttons with solid black shank buttons from my stash.
i made this one a little long so it could be worn a few different ways!
can be scrunched or folded up...
or folded under for a "bubble hem" effect
the black band goes all the way around the back
close-up of the front. i may put a snap and a small button at the top... i feel like it needs to close, but there are no buttonholes up there (and i don't want to try putting in a buttonhole... that silky stuff is kind of stretchy and the buttonholes already sewn in srsly look like crap)
that's all i have for now!
thanks for looking, please let me know what you think