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