I’ve been wanting to have a simple and comfortable knit dress for daily wear. It is not very easy to find the right fabric, medium weight fabric that is not too thick nor too thin. So when I spotted this red double jersey in the fabric store, I snatched it rightaway. They also have army green and black that I have bought as well.
I was sent the Sew and Draft Your Own Personal 7 Piece Workout Wear Collection course by Burdastyle, and several knit slopers are included in the course. I’m still planning my workout wear collection, and in the meantime I use the Knit top and Dress sloper to create this dress.
As usual I printed Burdastyle patterns in 92 % and cut size 38. The neckline is widened and lowered a bit with neck band added. The sleeves are shortened to 3/4 and the hem is lengthened. I made the dress on my serger and topstitched the hem using small zigzag stitches on sewing machine. It is basically like a lengthened T-shirt so it was finished very quickly!
I’m very happy with the result! It is simple and comfortable like what I’ve wanted, and it is quite versatile to wear. The color red is a bit loud though. I was in the train wearing the dress and when I looked around, everyone else was wearing muted colors like beige, grey, and black. It was already a grey rainy day, hopefully a splash of color would make it less gloomy!
Pattern is based on Burdastyle Knit top and Dress sloper (PDF), size 38 printed at 92%.
Disclosure: The sloper pattern is included in Sew and Draft Your Own Personal 7 Piece Workout Wear Collection course sent to me for free by Burdastyle.