Don’t I already own this dress? Well… yes, the same pattern mash-up in a very similar print. And then there is this other very similar dress…Which I guess is why the fabric jumped out at me, and why it wanted to become this dress!
The top half is Maria Denmark’s Olivia Oversized Tee, and the bottom half is a Comino Cap skirt. My vision was to have a slightly fitted straight skirt with a big blousey bodice. In the end, I didn’t quite get that high-contrast look! Oh well. This sort of dress is the core of my work wardrobe, and I’m sure that it will get plenty of wear.
To save fabric, I put a seam in the back bodice. I wish I’d chosen to raise the neckline, but once my rotary blade started cutting, that decision was final! I did use the neckband to pull things in a little.
The fabric is a polyester double knit with a crepe finish. I like it because the inner face is silky, and it’s got good drape for a thick fabric. I’ve used this line of fabric before for my plaid shift dress last fall… and faced with nothing but black and white prints at the fabric store last week, I actually bought this exactly print in a blue and mustard colourway as well! Do you think anyone will notice?
Speaking of silky fabric… this dress makes a great layering piece with my Concord cardigan. Look how much better the sweater hangs over a poly knit instead of a rayon!
There isn’t much to say about a simple project like this! My other two recent projects (coming up soon and eventually) were new-to-me patterns, so it was nice to whip up something brainless as well!
I’m curious – What’s your day-to-day wardrobe? For work, I wear either a knit dress (knee-length or mid-thigh) with leggings or jeans with a jersey top and cardigan. How about you?