Dark olive ribbed knit dress
The other day I spent some time going through patterns and my fabric stash. I've had this beautiful ribbed knit fabric for some time now and finally decided to find something to make from it.
The dress was made from Vogue 8663, which has some nice detailing at the neckline in the form of pleats. I originally cut sleeves for this dress, but the knit fabric didn't have enough stretch crosswise so it felt uncomfortable at the shoulders. I had to cut them out after they were sewn in place, so the armholes are slightly larger than they would have been if I had made the sleeveless version from the start.
I find that pleats often stick out in ways I don't care for, so I topstitched them all in place. I think it worked well since it still has visual interest without pulling or puckering across the front.
I have lots of ideas but can't seem to figure out how to make the patterns the right size. Got any ideas?