Farmer’s Market Cotton Knit Dress
I planned on publishing a post with F O U R garments and here I am with O N E. …….. and it looks really easy doesn’t it? Well, it wasn’t.
I’m determined to master sewing casual clothes, but mistakenly I’ve confused
c a s u a l with e a s y .
After thumbing through a J. Crew catalogue, I ordered four fabulous knits from Mood Fabrics’ enormous collection with the plan of making four garments for casual wear.
This was originally to be my Farmer’s Market dress; my toss-on dress for weekend errands.
I searched for a casual dress pattern, designed for knits which had interesting construction details and found this Burda pattern. No reviews were available but it was so cute I was willing to take a chance and write the first review on PR.
It’s just my second Burda pattern to sew but who would have thought the pattern would have tied me in knots?
I should have sent out an S.O.S. to all of the Burda fans out there because there were issues, most of which occurred in the bodice.
While I love the lines and fit of the pattern, the construction resulted in unnecessary bulk sewing through 5 and 6 layers of fabric in several places throughout the dress.
After twisting, turning and manipulating the multiple layers without really understanding what I was doing, it all came together transforming my lovely jersey fabric into a garment that will serve me well during the hot, humid days ahead.
I also believe it will pass muster beyond the Farmer’s Market and dry cleaners 🙂
As far as my remaining three fabrics……. I have two more left to sew and plan to feature all three in the next post.
I never dreamed I would be more comfortable sewing special occasion clothes over casual ones but I vow to be equally comfortable with both one of these days! In the meantime I’ve chalked up another example of ‘looks can be deceiving’.