If you want a quick and comfy knit dress this just might work for you!
Here’s my finished dress. It was cut at size 14 although I probably ended up with a 12 because I had to rip and reapply the difficult ribbing so often.
This wool jersey knit fabric is from Michaels Fabrics. He probably has some still available. It’s very soft and not scratchy so I didn’t have to line this simple dress. When I asked Husband if he liked the blue stripped version he said “You look French!” LOL
The ribbed rayon fabric has no lycra in it and it stretches out with no recovery. It was in the stash from an early coop buy, Michael doesn’t have this stuff. He wouldn’t touch it!!!!!
What a pain it was!!! I had to cut every stripe into about half of what the pattern pieces give you for the bands. Test, test, test!
I ended up putting an elastic yarn in the neckband to keep it lying flat.
I don’t look too happy. I forced myself to do photos today in the cold and wind and it even started raining. The following photo I took the day before yesterday when there were better conditions. At least you can see the paisley in the nylon jersey bought long ago from Emma One Sock. This is my muslin cut at a size 16, which is according to my measurements.
This ribbing has more recovery but still wrinkled at the neckline. That is the toughest thing about this simple pattern: finding proper ribbing. The paisley version will be OK for work and look much better in the Spring time! Somehow it seems way too silly for our deepening Fall.
It will match the jacket I made last week
Here’s the neckline with the elastic thread in it. I just gave up on “perfect”. Good ribbing, and better yet, with lycra in it, would help so very much.
I like how this dress pattern feels on the body and I like the sleeves at the elbow length. I haven’t yet played with the infinity scarf or tie belts. I personally like these shifts the way they are.