P4P Favorite Tee Pattern
I'm really enjoying sewing up knit dresses for summer! Sewing with knits is fast and fun, something that I have needed in order to overcome my recent sewing slump. I gave it some serious thought about what I wanted to be wearing--cool and comfy--without having to devote hours into solving fit of a new pattern. On occasion I do like the challenge of more complicated sewing, but for now, I want my sewing to be a little more lighthearted.
This is a PDF pattern from Patterns for Pirates with neckline, sleeve, and hem style/length options. I made a small bodice graded out to a medium at the waist.
I did make a muslin, twice, of the bodice and sleeve and I'm so glad I did. I determined that I needed to raise the neckline 5/8", lower the armscye 1", and adjust the width of the sleeve pattern by 1/2". My arms are rather full and it felt like the sleeve was too close to my armpit to be comfortable.
I also made a swayback adjustment. I don't even think twice about that anymore. When I trace a new pattern, that is something that I do right away.
I like the lower curved hem in the back. I didn't shorten this dress any since the length of the front was spot on for me. So many of my dresses have to be shortened since I am 5'1.
I purchased this fabric from Knitpop.
Lady Skater Dress
I made this once before here. I'm surprised that I haven't made this again until now. After looking at the fit of my first one, I realized that the length of the bodice really needed to be shortened by an inch! And of course I had to retrace the pattern to enlarge at the waist/hip area--sigh.
This is such a simple dress; actually, both of these dresses I'm blogging about today are. Just two mornings of my week and I had two new dresses to wear.
I purchased this fabric from Girl Charlee.
Thanks for stopping by ~ Shirley