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Nancy returns with a super little dress!

August 7, 2008

Oh I am so excited...The Fabric Maverick has requested that I do a guest blog! It has been a while since my last entry, as a matter of fact it was when I was going through my Amy Butler Gum Drop pillow craze.  I find it very hard to sit still so I always have some kind of project in the works.  I recently refreshed my bedroom and it turned out great. It may turn up in our blog at a later date.

Anyway the Fabric Maverick has asked me to blog about a dress that I made this past weekend. Right now we have some fabulous designer jersey knits that I could not resist. This group of knits have a soft buttery hand and BK-215 had my name written on it the minute it hit our receiving department. As much as I love to create things I am not a very advanced sewer and must use fairly simple patterns (the Fabric Maverick has had to step in and help me finish quite a few projects ...she is so sweet!).  I found a great dress pattern by Christine Johnson, CJP-009. It is a long unconstructed dress that is all the rage right now.  No zippers, no buttons, no tailored edges, perfect for me! I kid you not when I say this is probably the easiest thing I have ever sewn and it turned out beautiful! It fits loosely and is delightfully comfortable. This dress can be casual or it can be dressy. I think it looks great with a jean jacket and clunky necklaces for the fall.  While I made the long version but it would be simple to shorten the length and pair it with boots. Maybe slits up the sides with leggings?

I think I may see a few of these dresses walking around Fabric.com in the near future!


Ciao and Happy Sewing!

Nancy  Nancys Knit Dress3.jpg

CJP-009.jpg Nancys Knit Dress1.jpg

Note from the Fabric Maverick: Didn't Nancy do a fabulous job! This is a very versatile dress. This pattern would work for a teenager to ladies of a certain age as the French say. Let your creative juices flow! Show us your dress!

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The dress looks beautiful !! That is something I would wear. I have been trying to find out how much this knit will shrink but no one ever gets back to me. I would love to buy some of this fabric but I need to know how much it will shrink first .

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