I’ve been looking for an easy yet polished t-shirt for a while now. I even picked up a few to try on this spring when my life was too busy to sew. All were too short and none fit quite right…I keep reminding myself that this is WHY I sew!
I picked up this rayon/poly ponte knit because I wanted a dress with a nice drape but that would NOT cling, and it was perfect for this dress!
I made the same size I usually make (size small) until the pattern line of the front crop piece. Then I just angled the pattern from the side seam to the edge of my fabric (so scientific!). I wanted a bit of flair/swing for easy movement but it to fit well in the shoulders and bust. I added bout 25 inches from the cropped length to the bottom hem. (I did end up shortening it by a couple of inches when I made the hem so that it would finish just below my knee.)
This is a super easy dress to throw on and go, still look put together, yet be comfortable. And the slightly longer length makes it perfect for “mom-ing”!
I’m now dreaming of a long sleeved version in french terry for fall and winter…