While I was in the stash I did come across another grey print that I had forgotten about; it’s a very light weight knit with a small print of black white and grey. Again, it’s never going to be a stunner, but I can see it being a very practical dress in a shape that flatters my figure. I attempted this style in a blue, black and white lycra a month or so ago, but I rushed the project and made a few fundamental mistakes because I was rushing it.
The plan was to use the top from a wrap-effect top from Butterick 3344,adding a full skirt and black bands to accentuate the wrap over effect.
When I made it before I ended up with the waist too high, so I added a plain black panel at the waist. Although it was a mistake, I decided that the black waist panel actually worked, although it was too wide last time.
I was a little more careful about calculating the waist measurements this time, so ended up with a circle skirt with lovely movement. It is thin enough that the vast amount of fabric hangs well without looking bulky.
It’s not a show stopping dress, but it’s super-comfy and practical (and doesn’t need ironing)as a work day dress when I really can’t be bothered matching separates. I’ve already worn it a few times and liked it.