Weekly Wardrobe - Simplicity 3775 and Jalie 2564
The Jalie camisole is so easy, especially if you use foldover elastic to finish the top edges and make straps. There are only two seams, a hem and finishing the top edges. We had just a small piece of the brown interlock, and with the colors she has in her wardrobe, a brown cami seemed like the right thing to make.
I left a little extra strap on the inside so that if I need to adjust the straps later, I can. Alternatively, I could have made a bra style strap, but this was easier.
The dress is Simplicity 3775, another out of print pattern. There was just enough left of the fabric to squeeze out the dress. I had just little strips left when I was done cutting.
I pretty much made the dress as per the pattern except for the skirt. The skirt is an a-line skirt and because I wanted to use the border print at the hem, I needed a skirt with straight sides. I stole a skirt from another pattern - the aqua cross over top - and used it with the Simplicity bodice. It worked just fine and I got the look I wanted.
Believe it or not, because this is a knit dress, both she and I can wear it. It fits a little differently and if I were to make one for myself, I'd make it a size larger than hers.
For the moment, she's really happy with it - we'll see how much she wears it when school starts. I think she will - she's discovered how easy it is to get ready when all you have to do is pop on a knit dress and pick out a few accessories.
Parting Shot: Curing. My daughter had a friend over last night, so this morning they tie-dyed some t-shirts and socks. Should be interesting to see how they turn out, once they're done curing.