Sunday, July 3, 2011

Summer Essentials Sew-Along: The Sundress

Finally, I succeeded at making something for the Summer Essentials Sew-Along! After a major sundress FAIL (aka: stripes that look like cartoon prison wear) I decided on a knit maxi dress.

Pattern: Simplicity 2219
Size I used: 12
Size I should have used: 8
Fabric: Rayon/Spandex jersey
Notable traits: an elastic under the bosom

Once again, I trusted the pattern and made a size that corresponds to my measurements (touting only a 1/2 in. ease). Result: an enormous dress. It may have been that the fabric is four-way stretch, but really people, c'mon. Here's a little America's Next Top Model pose for you:

And that's all folks! Check out the Summer Essentials Sew-Along! Some very cool clothes are going on... on the flickr site!


  1. What a beautiful dress. Great colour. Suits you very well. I know what you mean about 'trusting' pattern measurements. It's maddening! I tend to measure the actual pattern pieces now and ignore the wrapper! Lovely blog...glad to have found you :-)

  2. Beautiful dress! I think you've done a marvellous job and that green is lovely on you. :)

  3. I encountered the same problem with mine. My measurements would have me at a 16 but I think I can get away with a ten in the bust and a 12 in the hip. You dress is a gorgeous color.

  4. Thank you all for the lovely comments! It's so fun to check out all of your blogs and current projects:)

  5. Found you through the Flickr group-- even if the sizing is a bit off, it looks lovely in the photo! And oh so comfortable.