Raindrops Dress

4 Jul

My new favourite dress has to be this one. I got the inspiration from Pinterest but I wanted to make a proper jersey skater dress rather than more cotton. Cotton definitely has its place but sometimes it is nice to lounge around in comfy, stretchy clothes.

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I used the Daisy Dress pattern for about the 2905489286th time- it’s just so perfect! I didn’t really make any alterations except to lengthen the sleeves a little- I just fancied them a bit longer.

 

Everything went together really quickly with this dress. From cutting to wearing it took me about 2.5 hours. I then wore it for 3 days in a row, hair drying it after it wasn’t quite dry from the wash- that’s how much I wanted to wear it!

I’m also super happy to have found that apparently grey and mustard make an awesome combo which means my mustard cardigan will get more use- yay!

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I want like 3 more of these in my wardrobe. Not in different fabrics- 3 all exactly the same so I can wear it every day.

This has rekindled a love for skater dresses and I’m on the hunt for all sorts of jerseys. I’m pretty happy to buy cotton online because it’s easy to line if it’s a bit see-through and usually cotton’s cotton, easy. Jersey/knits (see we’re already confusing things!) are so much harder because they can be a really heavy, thick knit, or slinky and skin-tight or just plain rubbish. I find those difficult to buy unseen.

Does anyone have any recommendations for some lovely knit fabrics?

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