I made this dress on Saturday morning. It was FREEZING here! I actually wore long underwear that afternoon to the girls soccer games and I was still cold! So this summery dress seemed a bit out of place, but yesterday afternoon it warmed up enough to take a few good outside pictures.
I basically followed the warhol dress pattern from MADE. Super dooper easy and a great way to build your confidence with knits. Just use your iron, ball point needle and beginners can easily accomplish this.
I bought this fabric to make a skirt for myself. It's from Joann's- in the back of the store red tag section. Not much of a deal at about $9 a yard but it was the nicest knit I could find there. The skirt for me may still happen but it will have to be a lot shorter now!
I knew my almost 8 year old would like the tie at the shoulder and it is a clever and easy way to finish the dress. I think maybe I made it a bit too long- any thoughts about that? She doesn't seem to mind and seems happy. She did not like this fabric at all untilI I made it into a dress and then suddenly she decided it was pretty and she could wear it. Sometimes we have to take risks to sew for our kids, right??
She had no serious modeling bones in her body for this photoshoot and that is why her face is cropped in the above pictures. Here is one where you can see how she really was acting as her sister danced around like crazy behind me.
A great FREE pattern to try if you want to attempt a cute summery knit dress!