In one of my very first posts I wrote about the Drape Drape Asymmetrical top, I have a thing for black and white stripes and I had loads of fabric left over so I made this little number.
I remember having a skirt on permanent loan from my little sister, she has always had great style, it was red and had a diagonal hem. This particular diagonal hem was just a happy accident that arose out of not having enough fabric leftover to get a horizontal line. I love it when accidental design happens (and it works!).I used this top as a basic guide for the bodice and just eyeballed the rest. That’s one of the beautiful things about jersey, it’s stretchy and forgiving. Also, very low-maintenance in terms washing and ironing (which I detest).
I often read about people not really enjoying working with jersey but I don’t see the problem myself. I never really have, truth be told. Am I missing something? It can roll a bit and you have to be careful not to pull it when sewing but, meh? Granted, finishing edges can be a bit time-consuming and fiddly if you do it as explained in the second part of this post but there’s always the option of leaving edges raw. As you can see, I left the hem raw and but I was especially pleased with the contrasting vertical-striped binding on the neckline and armholes.
All in all, a quite wearable dress, super-practical and easy to make. All that, and I’m working through my fabric stash.