Tuesday, September 6

Passion Fruit t-shirt Knit Dress- that 70s Vibe!!

No actual fruit here. Just that flavor, the color of Koolaid and watermelon on a summer day. Cool indeed because it is a rayon knit that feels cool in any weather.   I just wanted to make this dress because I had a feeling for something wild and fun.  The colors of the fabric spoke to me and I just went with the design.  This t-shirt dress look was made back in February, but I just hadn't remembered to blog about it until now that I am doing another "Wardrobe Fit-Along" The Knit Tee-Shirt.  I added the fun flirty "bell" sleeves as another way to show off the double sided qualities that got me to fall in love with this fabric in the first place.
I couldn't decide which side of the fabric to use since it's a reversible double sided rayon/lycra. It was a dream to sew and even more so a dream to wear. It's not hot nor heavy.  I bought it from "Sew Much Fabric, sold out, but here are a few others that are in cue for me to sew during my Sew-To-Fit Along that I am participating in with my "IRL" and Online sewing groups.
The pattern was a Bootstrap pattern basic....a jersey dress sloper.  I changed the hem and the sleeves to get the bottom flounce and the bell sleeves.  Such a fun look.  The neckline wasn't included in the pattern layout since it was just a sloper.  I cut the neckline to my desired size and shape based on my own measurements, and finished it off with a 5/8" neckband.  For the hems, I just folded the fabric over twice and stitched in place.  Since it is a two-sided fabric, that created the bias bound contrast I wanted.
So, in the case only, being two-faced is a good thing.  Have you ever sewn with two sided fabric, how did you maximize its beauty?

11 comments :

  1. Love the colors and the sleeve is TDF.
    I made a dress from a fabric that where grey melange on one side and grey leopard on the other, just a basic raglan style with a Square neckline and used the leopard on the sleeves to show, a favourite!

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    1. Thank you Karin. Isn't it fun to have such a versatile fabric. For me it is always hard to choose when I love them both.

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  2. You look hot! Those colors look great on you. And I love the skirt and especially those sleeves. Fall is about exaggerated sleeves and you nailed this look!

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  3. So pretty and snazzy. Love what you did with this fabric

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  4. Love the vibrant colors of this dress!

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  5. Do you sell clothing or just classes?

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  6. Do you sell clothing or just classes?

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