In less than two hours I whipped together this easy dress. I bought knit fabric to do it in blue and black. I’ve only cut out the blue so far because it occurred to me I better see how I like it before I cut the next piece. I’m glad I waited because I’ll make a couple of adjustments to the next one. The sleeves are a bit tight and I might adjust the length up or down a bit.
Before I finished out the hem and the slit, I slipped on the dress to see how it was fitting. Much to my horror, I realized the slit was more than problematic. I’m just thankful I bothered to try it on so I didn’t have to tear out my finishing work because there is no way I could have ever worn this without serious adjustment to the kick pleat.
One of the reasons I wanted to make this dress and the one coming in black is to have some basics to mix things up with. I have a few items in my wardrobe I can throw on with these. Like this cute sweater wrap.
I also bought this coordinating fabric that I’m going to make into a shrug to go with this dress.
Here is the dress pattern. This is an good beginner pattern. I’d recommend sewing with non-stretchy fabrics before taking on the wonderful world of knits. Once you are ready for knits, this is a good project.