Striped Racerback Dress

Summer is almost over, but it’s still very warm here.  This is a great summer dress made with a blue and white stripped jersey knit.  So it’s light and soft and cool in the summer heat.  The fabric was a little hard to work with for me — not because of the fabric itself, but staring at the strips for too long while cutting and sewing, made me a little dizzy.  I was worried about it while making it, but turned out good.  Just don’t stare at the stripes too long!

Striped Racerback Dress

The pattern came from Lil Blue Boo’s Racerback Tunic/Dress.  I made it a size 5/6 so it would fit next summer.  It’s really quite big on her, but she really liked it!  This might actually fit her for the next two summers!

Striped Racerback Dress

The back looks great too.  It came together very quickly once I had cut out the pieces — about 30 min.  I think that’s one of the reasons I love sewing with knits — they’re so quick to sew.  I did leave the bottom unhemmed.  Perhaps I’ll change it in the future, but since it’s a knit fabric, it won’t fray.

Striped Racerback Dress

A perfect dress for a play date at the ZOO!

Striped Racerback Dress

 

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