Gray Surplice Dress

Project Description

What was your inspiration? I wanted a neutral dress to wear with brightly colored cardigans for fall/winter. I had two yards of this Robert Kaufman Laguna jersey, so I was able to lengthen the hemline. If I'd had more it would have been a maxi dress. There are a few ways to lengthen the pattern, but I chose to lengthen at the hemline by making the dress fuller in the skirt. I just taped paper to the bottom of the pattern and continued the sides of the dress down going at the same angle and re-drew the hem line. This made a fuller skirt, which I like for this version. I love how quick this project is, and how comfortable!

What you will need

  • Gray Laguna Jersey from Fabric.com

Q&A with CraftyNHmom

SoleandSveva asked:
I was thinking to lengthen my dress too and I'm glad I read your advice, I'd love a slightly fuller skirt and I'm so so lucky because my neighbor just gave me some lovely knit she's not using and I have enough to make this dress! My figure is MUCH fuller than yours, hope it will still look nice as it does on you :)
CraftyNHmom answered:
Thank you! I'm looking forward to seeing yours! :)

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