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Monday, April 29, 2013

The Casual Lady Dress In Black & White Chevron

A while back I posted about the She's Worth It campaign that Andrea from a Train From Crazy was involved with. The She's Worth It organization is raising money to help women and children affected by human trafficking. To learn more about this organization click here.

Andrea has developed a simple knit shift dress pattern called The Casual Lady that she is hoping to help the charity with.
She is donating the proceeds of the sale of the Casual Lady pattern to an endeavor by the She's Worth It Campaign to fund a sewing collective in India to train single mothers to leave behind the horrifying world of sexual slavery. And it is going to be shut down if funds aren't raised.

 This basic, simple pattern is a perfect backdrop to showcase a fun knit print like my black & white chevron from Girl Charlee fabrics

To check out this pattern you can visit The Go To Pattern Shop.
As you can see above the pattern has a cap sleeve.
I had a little mishap with my serger and it accidentally chewed off the tip of my cap sleeve so I cut it off. And I lowered the neckline a few inches....
This pattern is a really simple make and a perfect project for someone who is just getting into sewing with knits.
I used my serger to make it and my normal machine with a double needle to hem the dress.

 I totally love this black & white chevron cotton lycra knit fabric I got from my new sponsor Girl Charlee Fabrics.
If you haven't checked them out yet you will be pleasantly surprised by all of the really stylish and low priced knit fabrics they carry. I love sewing with knits so I am really excited about trying their fabrics.
 This pattern is perfect for some summer sewing!
I did a lot of creative fitting on this dress.
The bust was WAY too small and the hips were too big so I cut a small then tapered the bust out, then ended up tapering the rest of the skirt in to about an XS. I think it was designed for someone with the opposite of my figure. Obviously I'm not an extra small but I wanted this dress to be fitted and the pattern had a lot of ease. 

I'm actually working on another version of the Casual Lady dress for Isabelle in the same tribal print I made some leggings with recently.
Stay tuned!

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  1. It looks great:) Is there anything you don't look good in?? lol

    1. Oh believe me there are lots of things but I don't put them on the blog!

  2. You look great. The print is fun and the fit is just right.

  3. You and the dress are stunning!

  4. It looks amazing! I love the fabrics you guys can get your hands on over there, I'd really have to look long and hard for such in Ireland

    Bundana x

  5. The dress looks fabulous on you! I love the black and white chevrons.:)


  6. Ditto what Cindy above said. You always do a superb job!

  7. Beautiful dress! Have the same pattern and am making my tunic today.

  8. Justine, this is beautiful and looks great on you..

  9. A simple pattern BUT a great dress!!

  10. Kind of a happy accident I like your tank style of this!

  11. Thanks Amy. learning to fit yourself is a big sewing hurdle. It helps to measure clothes in your closet you like.

  12. Cute and comfy and super flattering. :)

  13. Such a striking dress. You have got the fitting down to a T! Love it. :-)

  14. This is really cute and flattering. It looks so comfy and easy to wear.

  15. Wow, that turned out amazing. Love it!

  16. This dress looks beautiful on you!

  17. You look fantastic Justine! WOW! Great job on that dress!

  18. I am loving all the variations on this dress! You did a beautiful job.

  19. Fabulous dress! Thanks for the tip on Charlee Girl. What beautiful knits!


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