I’ve been a bit time starved because of a wee thing called ‘work’, but sewing knits is like a bit of an instant gratification compared to sewing wovens, so I jumped on-board the May Sew Stretchy month.
The idea of a nice warm knit dress for winter has been brewing away in the back of my mind for a little while – but not anything as simple as finding a pattern and getting to work. No, no, no! This was a long-sleeve t-shirt dress which was a combination of the Mission Maxi by Jamie Christine, a Renfrew for the scoop neck (so I didn’t have to calculate the neck band) and contrasting of the Ensis Tee. Now put that on boil and stir occasionally.
The dress is beautifully warm with the body made from a snuggly soft thin striped merino from The Fabric Store, the top bodice and sleeve from a ponte jersey knit. It’s loose fitting and very forgiving, but with a bit of shape so it doesn’t hang like a sack.
This is a very easy dress to wear and it is great for wearing to work when I’ve got a day of desk bound things to do (and I feel like eating good warm hearty winter food!)
More details about pattern changes over on my blog post if you are interested in more 🙂