Sunday, August 5, 2018

A Maxi T-Shirt Dress!

I need to do a post about my finally-really-truly-finished 18th century gown soon, but it may take awhile to compile all the photos and write the post I want to. In the meantime, here is a quick project I did recently with some jersey I got at Wal Mart. Even though it was a simple and fast thing (one afternoon!) I was just as happy with the finished dress as I was with my finished 18th century one. 😃

I had a few yards of this very stretchy red and black printed jersey and wanted to make a garment that showed off the print rather than cutting into it. A simple kaftan style dress seemed to be the best way to do that, but I already have enough kaftans. I decided to use the pattern I made for my cropped t-shirts and add a gathered tube skirt to it, to keep the print mostly intact. The top took very little fabric and for the bottom, I used a full width of the 60" fabric, split in half and sewed to about knee length along the side seams. I gathered the skirt to the edge of the t shirt portion, sewing in a length of elastic with the seam to add stability. I hemmed the slits and the bottom and boom! A dress. 

I wore it to a friends birthday party and it was perfect for a casual occasion, chasing kids around and doing mom things. The fabric is drapey and cool and so comfortable - it's almost too comfortable to be a dress! 

I still have a lot of this fabric left but am not sure what to do with it. It's not quite right for little girls, so I will probably make something else for myself. Maybe some shorts and a t shirt for nightwear! 

Happy August month, y'all!


1 comment:

  1. I love this dresss, the flow is beautiful in this fabric and the maxi lenght is really something else!


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