Jersey dresses, I love you so. Is there anything more comfortable than wearing something stretchy all day long? Combine it with a cool pattern and you’ve won my heart.
I have mentioned more than once before that I like wearing dresses, as long as they are in the fit and flare style, I’ll wear it. Cotton, voile, chiffon all make great dresses, but really, Jersey Dresses are the best. So I am always on the look out for new and cool jersey patterns. So far I have mostly made Indie pattern jersey dresses, I started off with the Lady Skater dress, then the Coco dress, after that I added the Tiramisu and the Moneta dress to my pattern stash, followed by Toni and finally I bought Violet. I’ve made at least one dress of each pattern, Lady Skater four or five times and the Moneta comes close to that number, well, at least the bodice does.
- Indie Pattern(s) used: Monetta Bodice and Violet Skirt.
- Fabric & Notions: The fabric is a good quality interlock jersey, nice and drapey, stretch recovery is good, not too thin and not too thick bought at the fabric market. The fabric pattern is grandiose, just fun to wear.
- Did you make any pattern alterations or design changes? Sleeves lengthened, added band to bottom of skirt to make it longer, I always seem to forget I’m 6’1, so naturally everything tends to be too short
dunno why I’m looking so down here, should be looking smug, but taking pictures and my face don’t always seem to mesh
I rather like the fit of the Moneta bodice, but the skirt is not flared enough for my taste, but the Violet skirt is absolutely perfect and so I matched Moneta and Violet together and ended up with a Vioneta, I’d rather call it a Vienetta, though, works so much better with this weather, as it’s hot outside, and as it used to be my favourite of all ice creams as a child it calls up lots of lovely childhood memories of Cornwall, where I was obsessed with Vienetta ice cream. Unfortunately, I can’t eat it anymore – milk products and vegan eating habits don’t get along, but at least I can dream about someone inventing a vegan version, anyone out there??? Please???!!!
As to the sewing: I don’t really look at the instructions anymore, because most dresses get sewn the same way and I have made so many already, I don’t bother with with them any longer, therefore I can’t elaborate on those, but it is really an easy make and takes no time at all, just get out your trusty walking foot and you’re golden.
If ye like, you can head over to my blog Morven’s Handmades and check out this and other projects I’ve made