A new summer dress for me

Project Description

What are you most proud of? That I completed it and it's definitely a dress I'll be getting a lot of wear out of. What advice would you give someone starting this project? I would definitely recommend making this dress a size smaller than your actual measurements as there is a lot of ease built into this pattern. Next time I make this I will definitely make it a size smaller as it's a bit big on me... but that's OK.. it's super comfortable to wear. I sewed in 1/2" clear elastic around the neckline which definitely seems to have helped stop it from gaping when I bend over as you can see in one of the pics I've shared.

What you will need

  • Jersey Knit

Q&A with Chris Lucas

K Lee 2Strings asked:
What a great dress! A super fit and I LOVE the fabric! You will wear this so often.
Chris Lucas answered:
Thank you and the fabric was a Christmas present from my hubby. I will definitely get a lot of wear out of it :)
zinc6 asked:
Wow ... looks great - flattering and really comfortable too.
Chris Lucas answered:
Thanks and yes it's very comfortable :)
Jill-1234 asked:
Very cute!!!
Chris Lucas answered:
Thanks Jill... I feel kinda cute in it too :)
Cheryl Lemmons asked:
Love it!!! Such a happy dress. I want to try this one. Beautiful work, Chris!!!
Chris Lucas answered:
Thanks Cheryl. I work it again yesterday and it really is a happy dress as I felt great in it all day and couldn't help myself but do a few twirls in it... lucky no one was around watching me LOL
Scheri Manson asked:
Chris you picked a perfect pink for you. Your dress looks beautiful on you.
Chris Lucas answered:
Thanks Scheri... and I have to give credit for the fabric choice to my mother in-law as my hubby had her do a little Christmas shopping for him over in Queensland as we live in Western Australia in a remote mining town with no fabric stores. She also got 5 other pieces for him to give to me... and I love them all. They did quite a bit of scheming without me knowing about it and it was a great surprise and a wonderful xmas present. Hubby wrapped each piece in different little shaped boxes and I had no idea there was fabric in them.