Saturday, January 22, 2011

Summer Tee Dress

I have been inspired to make a quick, fun summer knit dress. This one is from a Butterick pattern 5456. I used black stretch knit fabric for the top and bottom band, and a print knit for the skirt. The changes in the pattern were... no lining, turned and top stitched edges for the arm and neck openings, and the skirt was pleated and stitched down for four inches instead of gathered at the princess waistline. (this makes a smoother waistline) The back has a cute fabric tied keyhole opening.

I think this would be a great bathing suit cover up for pool or beach. The inspiration is a trip to a tropical destination that we have booked later in February! Canadian winters can feel too long without an escape!

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