Here’s my latest: another knit dress. I want to make a casual dress for every day of the week for summer. This is dress 2.
The dress is a combination of views B and C from Onion 2047. It’s a basic t-shirt dress with a bust dart and a back seam. The sleeve cap is slightly gathered. There are long and short sleeve variations, dress or tunic length options, and an optional contrast panel on the front piece. Here’s how it looks on:
It it has a retro 60′s feel to it, I think.
The instructions are not in English, but if you can sew a dart, put together a t-shirt, and understand basic pattern symbols you can make this without instructions. The neckline is attached like ribbing is on a regular t-shirt
I used self-fabric, which was cotton-Lycra. I never thought of putting these two fabrics together before, but I like the way it turned out.
Here’s bust dart:
The bust dart really helps with shaping on this dress.
I had to add a back shoulder dart
I usually only do a narrow shoulder alteration on my front shoulder piece and then ease the back shoulder into the front. It gives the shoulder more shaping in back, a little extra width in the back, and works better for me. This pattern must have already had a longer back shoulder because I ended up with too much of a difference between the back and front shoulders to ease. So I made a little dart. It works and fits the look of the dress.
I am getting ready to make another dress from another Onion pattern for my daughter who needs a “nice dress” for a band festival. ..stay tuned …