My cousin Julie expressed admiration when she spotted the draped t-dress I sewed in December on my Instagram feed. So I offered to sew one for her.
Who knows how many of these dresses I have made! I don’t think that I’m ever likely to stop – each version has had heaps of wear. It’s so great for summer, but can also work with tights and long sleeved tee underneath in winter if made from a slightly heavier fabric.
The fabric is a printed viscose knit from Spotlight. I really love viscose or rayon blends for this dress, because they work so beautifully with the drape. You really do need something that’s a bit liquid for the best results. It’s one main pattern piece – cut two, scoop the neckline a little more on the front, add a neckband. Straightforward, simple, and surprisingly effective.
I sewed the Large for Julie, then popped it in the mail. Fortunately it arrived right before a heatwave, and she obligingly sent me a photo of herself wearing it. Posing for a blog photo is part of having a garment made to order!
The pattern can be found here.
And no, expressing admiration of something I have sewn doesn’t generally mean that I will sew one for you too! I don’t know what came over me – it must have been the heat!