Pattern Testing – United Dress

Remember the Divided Dress I tested? During that test, the idea of a simpler, less expensive version came up, the United Dress.  (You can either get it for 5$ or join the Jennuine Design Facebook group for an additional discount code. )Since I was done with the first dress, I tested that simple dress in V’s size.

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It’s called the United Dress because it’s like all those divided pieces have been united.  It’s sleeveless (banded armholes), has a banded crew neckline, and those pretty pockets from the Divided dress.

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Note that the armholes are tighter on the United dress than on the Divided dress (I think but I’m not sure; it’s been a while but I do seem to remember a discussion about that in the testing group).

I used Art Gallery cotton-lycra jersey here and I had meant to do something to the fabric.  I was going to use this discharging paste to make a design but I’ve done that before on this exact same fabric.  Then, I was going to use this fusible silver stuff I have but I wasn’t inspired at all.  A plain dress it is then.  I may appliqué something onto it at some point.  Or dye it.  Maybe.  (And now, I’m all excited at the idea of overdyeing it shibori style with a darker greenish blue or blueish green.  Oh! I could combine that with discharging!  Some tests may be in order…)

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In the meantime, V enjoys wearing it.  And I’ll enjoy her wearing it when it gets a little warmer (she refuses to wear anything underneath and lets her cardigans flap open).

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Creative mommy at home to two wonderful little girls, trying to juggle family, sewing, exercise, family, knitting, photography, and did I mention family?

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2 comments on “Pattern Testing – United Dress
  1. Charity says:

    That over-dyeing idea sounds like it could look really amazing! The pattern looks like a great basic.

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