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knit dress and fill your closet - perfect!
this first one below is made from a soft ponte from girl charlee. the second one (my recent make) is a navy + white stripe knit from joys fabric warehouse (woo hoo they now have an online shop). the third one is a black and white spot from the fabric store and lastly a white + navy stripe ponte from spotlight.
i used medium size for all of the dresses as it is the size that correlates with my measurements and it is a good fit for me. depending on the type of fabric though i have also taken in some of the dresses along the hip line to better match my body shape. i used my sewing machine for all construction.
the pattern provides for a fully faced neckline, but i haven't done this for any of my versions. i just removed 1/4" off the neckline and cap sleeves, turned them under and stitched them down with my twin needle - this makes for an incredibly quick make. although for the white + navy ponte version i did use a contrast navy binding for the neckline and sleeves.
i added 2 darts at the back of all of my dresses to pull them in and give a bit more shape - you can just make out the darts in the photo above.
i've also changed the hemline around for a bit of variety, including different high-low finishes.
this is such a simple dress to make, its easy to wear and is another win for secret pyjamas - am sure there will be yet more versions to come.