I’ve seen quite a few people making these dresses with knot fronts lately in both woven fabrics and knits. I had to try it for myself. The first time reading through the pattern I was pretty confused. I was convinced that I would be searching you tube for tutorials before the day was through, but I slowed down went very carefully from step to step and it wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be.
The only big “wish I did it different” item was I wish I’d serged all the front pieces before assembling them. My habit is to serge seams after assembly but (and this seems obvious now) once they are all knotted together there’s no way you are running a serger through that!
Here are the beginning phases of construction.
And then came the fitting.
I took in a little on each side through the bust but that was it! Mission accomplished! I made the knot dress and found the construction interesting and rather fun.