Here is one of my favourite easy to wear knit dresses. What’s so special about this simple knit dress pattern? Well, it is all in the cut. I have to be honest, when I first looked at the bodice pieces next to my Lady Skater dress pattern to check sizing I couldn’t imagine how the bodice was going to fit as the pieces have a slightly unusual shape to them, but do not doubt them … that is where the magic happens!
My starting point with this dress was this lovely emerald border print jersey which has been languishing in my stash for many months. What had originally drawn me to it – the very strong border print running along both selvedge edges – made it quite limiting when contemplating new projects. However, as soon as I saw the Moneta technical drawing I thought it could be perfect for the daisies.
As editors of the Curvy Sewing Collective we had been asked by the lovely team at Colette if we would like to do a Curvy Colette blog tour to celebrate the first of their pattern line to be extended into full plus sizes. Of couse, we all said yes!
The dress is wonderfully easy to sew and this one one of the only times I have ever used a pattern straight from the envelope with absolutely no alterations. Truly amazing!
For more details about this project (including the wonder of knit pockets in a twirly dress) head over to my blog.