For last quilt market, Andover Fabrics was kind enough to send me some of Lizzy House’s new fabric to make a dino dress with. You can see more about that dress here (including my awesome pattern matching across the zipper!), but today I’m sharing a new dress I made with the same print, but in a knit!
Andover is just now coming out with some of Lizzy House’s most popular prints on knit fabric. I am crazy about the fabric they’re printing these on. Its super comfy to wear and great to sew with. Its got about 90% stretch and reasonable recovery, so it’s great for fitted garments like this dress, but would make great looser garments like T-shirts as well. For the neckline and skirt hem, I simply folded over the fabric and stitched it down with a twin needle. I left the sleeves un-hemmed though, which I quite like.
The dress pattern is the Moneta Dress from Colette patterns. I cut a straight size M, and made no changes to the pattern. This is my first knit dress with pockets! The gathered waist goes on a bit differently than I’m used to – you gather it by sewing it directly on to stretched clear elastic. It ended up working well, but took a bit of practice and unpicking to get the hang of it.
I wore it to New York City, where I got to hang out with some real dinosaurs [ok, fossils] at the American Museum of Natural History (which was fantastic!). The knit fabric is so much more comfortable for long travel days than my other woven dresses.
Pattern: Moneta Dress by Colette Patterns
Fabric: Lizzy House Hit Parade Dino Exhibit Knit in Aqua