Knit dress patterns have been all the rage this year and one might say after seeing a knit dress pattern release: “Oh, not another knit dress….”. Yes, I know most designs are basic, but most of us relish the ease of sewing a knit dress and how quickly we can build a casual, everyday wardrobe with them. And lets be honest …. knit dresses are basically secret pajamas. You can feel just as comfy as those sporting their yoga pants — but you look chic and put together and not like you’re headed to the gym.
This, my friends, is the Violet knit dress pattern by BlueGingerDoll. It’s a retro inspired knit dress that evokes a little bit of the 40’s with a dash of contemporary sexy. The Violet is definitely not the Moneta. Where Moneta is demure and sweet, Violet is her sexy, saucy, more complicated friend.
I love the pattern piecing on the bodice that allows you to play with color blocking and contrasting prints and make this pattern your own. This dress is definitely not one to hide in as you’ll be showing off your assets in one vivacious and flattering way. When I first saw the bodice on my dress form as I was sewing this dress, I couldn’t believe how VA VA VA VOOM this dress was. I generally make and wear garments that are more modest and the Violet is modest whilst being curve hugging and super hot.This pattern has different options for sleeve lengths and skirt shapes which you can mix and match to get different looks. I prefer the 3/4 sleeve with the flared skirt. I’ve used jerseys for each of my versions so far. The first was a poly blend animal print and a rayon blend solid. The second was a cotton solid with a wool knit floral.