This time it’s made using a turquoise cotton jersey fabric which has a lot more stretch in its width. This meant improvisation time for me. I’m usually a size 12 for the big 4 companies’ patterns and Vogue 8728 happened to be one of those patterns that can be sewn in woven or knit. For the Gather & Go jersey dress, I used size 10 pieces for the gathered yoke and skirt as I used a very stable, almost ponte knit, typed jersey which had less stretch in it. For the Spring shopping dress, I traced size 8 for the gathered yoke and used size 10 for the rest. I didn’t shorten the skirt this time. And as with most patterns, very slight adjustment to the fit was still required.
It’s such an easy dress to wear and I could wear it any day really. I was out shopping with my family last weekend in my new dress styled with my self-made mustard belt, orange bag and flats and was happy with how happy spring it looked.
But what made it even more delightful was that it went perfectly well with my red self-made belt too:)
And honestly, I will wear it belt-less to fetch my kids. I think it looks pretty flattering for a comfy jersey dress with no zipper closure, don’t you?
Have a blessed sewing week everyone:)