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?