wine & pink fabric, purchased at L'oiseau Fabrics) and a skater dress felt like a good way to showcase them. Both fabric are the same type of knit and both are thick and lovely, with good drape but not too heavy. They wash beautifully, too!
Here's a closer view of the fabric. Isn't that pattern the best? And the colors? Faves.
Both dresses were sewn using the same pattern, a personalized version of the Bronx dress from SBCC. I've used this pattern a ton and just love the simple, yet flattering shape of the fit and flare. It's pretty ideal for work and non-work.
The second version feels a little "flashier" with the bold herringbone geometric, but I love it just the same.
I did my best to match up the vertical lines at the waist seam, but the same is curved on the skirt, so it's a bit sketchy toward the side seams.
Since the hems aren't really stretched much when wearing, I went ahead and sewed a straight stitch, which worked just fine. I definitely didn't feel like busting out my coverstitch machine for these quick projects.
While the fabric has some stretch, it's not quite enough to use like a rib knit, so I topstitched the neck band, to ensure it would lay flat.
Alas, no pockets on either dress. They are definitely missed, but it would just be way too bulky/ lumpy. Trade-offs!