Red knit dress

Red knit dress Red knit dress

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.
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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!
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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.

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  • Wowza you look awesome! Great style and color for you.

  • Margo Bergman

    Fantastic color…fantastic dress! It really would brighten up a dreary day!

  • Rosemary griffin

    It is fun to see someone who can rock colour, you look so stylish.

  • Love the way it turned out. Looks comfy too. The red is Fabulous. I live in the San Francisco Bay Area and everyone wears those muted colors you spoke about. To be seen in a bright color is rare here and with a few startling colored jackets I brighten my neighborhood too.

    You did a superb job-I love the comparison to a t-shirt.

  • Cocos Loft

    So pretty and just what’s needed on a rainy day. Love it styled with the black tights and shoes.

  • It looks fab, and so comfy! The colour’s amazing and standing out is definitely a good thing in November when everyone else is dressed in blah

  • That color…those LEGS…everything about this is perfection!!

  • idaaidasewing.wordpress.com

    lovely dress, it fits you very well! Simple dresses are great for every occasion, making it read it does brighten your day and your mood!!!

  • Great simple dress! I often find these simple makes to be worn all the time!
    That color is so cheerful on a drabby day!

  • justine

    Perfect fit and so cute! Looks like a great class

  • Carmen Ross

    That color looks electric on you! Great job. I would love to become more comfortable working with knits.

  • Jen l

    Lovely dress – perfect in its simplicity! I really love the red. I know what you mean though. It’s been a few years since I was there, but I remember that Tokyo can be a sea of neutral. When I was there doing an internship, I was a bit self-conscious about wearing my coral cardigan to the office. It was definitely brighter than what anyone else was wearing.

  • lisa g

    Beautiful!! I love the bright red.

  • Cute dress! And what a fun color! You definitely brightened the rainy day 🙂