FO Friday: Colorblocked Ebony Dress

FO Friday: Colorblocked Ebony Dress

Pattern: Ebony Tee by Closet Case Patterns

Fabric: Bamboo Jersey (95% bamboo, 5% spandex) in Violet and Dark Plum

Size: 10

Started: June 2017

Completed: June 2017

More old FO catch up!

Today is the last of my series of Ebony’s – previously I shared my mint tunic and my speckled tee. I saved the best for last with this colorblocked dress. This project is exactly why I love making my own clothes, I was able to select the tonal shades I wanted and colorblock just to my specifications.

I used view A with the jewel neckline. To get the short sleeves I shortened the long sleeve pattern piece and made it .5″ wider at each side on the bottom edge. Otherwise I followed the pattern exactly, using the darker purple for the back and the lighter for the front, sleeves, and neckband. 

The resulting dress is incredibly easy to wear. I love throwing it on in the summer – the bamboo is nice and cool and the spandex gives it a pleasant bounce. It has enough volume that I can move around in it with my daughter on the playground and not feel like I’m going to be exposed. I hope to wear this Ebony trio for a long time, and if I ever need another summer jersey top I’ll be back to this pattern.



One thought on “FO Friday: Colorblocked Ebony Dress

  1. OMG that is absolutely adorable, I love both of the purple shades and what a great fit! I need to carve some time and sew a few tops for myself, I’m so inspired by how nice yours look!


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