Once upon a time, at Fabric Weekend
(sigh) I bought this gorgeous floral jersey at Mood
. Along with a bunch of other girls- AKA The Sisterhood of the Floral Knit Fabric
We decided it would be fun for each of us to buy one yard and then all make something out of it and post on the same day.
I came up with this idea for a blocked shift dress. I supplemented the floral fabric with an almost-black knit I had in my stash.
To make the pattern, I took an old Gap Tee that I love the fit of, then added about an inch to the waist to make it more shift-like. I think I could have added a bit more for a slightly less fitted silhouette. Then I lengthened it straight down to my knee. I added length to the sleeve and added a band to make a clean finish.
I added a side panel in the front and love the illusion it creates of a slimmer line. I really like how it turned out, and it is so comfortable, too!
Here are the other Floral Jersey creations- Go take a look!