I did some research tonight and looked through the completely unnecessarily large pattern collection for more dress patterns for which I could use double-knit fabric.
Ok peeps. Here we go. These six patterns are the final contenders for my double-knit dress…Love the color blocking opportunity with Vogue 8666. And, while it does not have princess seams per se, I have a sneaking suspicion that there is shaping in those extra bodice seams. Could I be right? Next we have Vogue 8409. I love that bodice. Not sure if I have the body to rock the overall shape, but that bodice is killer!
On to Vogue 8529. Possible color blocking opportunity here either with the yoke or the side panels. Not sure if I am enamored with the center front seam on the yoke though. Wondering if I can cut that piece on the fold. Hmmmm….
Then we have Simplicity 2648. Great reviews for this dress, especially from Eugenia. Has different cup sizes. Side panel color blocking oppy? Only drawback is no long sleeves for the dead of winter.
The next pattern contender is Simplicity 2337. I really love view A with the vertical gathers on the bodice, the crossover and long sleeves. Bonus: princess seams in front.And the final contender is the Muse knockoff, Butterick 5522. I love those sleeves, but don’t know if I am up to their challenge right now. And I would have to do major futzing to make this look less like the 60’s tent dress it is and into something a little more fitted. I’m not talking sheath dress, but more of a fitted shift dress.
So, what do you think? Here’s a poll. Tell me what you think!