This past weekend, I was in need of a quick knit project. I've been working on my Lilly Pulitzer for Target-inspired Simplicity 1609 for a while and just needed a zipper to complete it, but I was not about to head out to JoAnn's on a weekend just for that.Follow my blog with Bloglovin
Enter McCalls 7152 and various knit fabrics found in the stash. First, I decided to make a top with some blue and white striped cotton knit I bought a local fabric store Gigi's Fabric Shop*. Then, I thought that actually a t-shirt dress would be nice. Then, I realized I didn't have enough fabric for that plan. Then, I remembered this pattern that I picked up this pattern on a whim a few months ago and found some white cotton knit laying around.
When I started this dress, I thought it would make a nice swimsuit cover-up. I still think that, but I loved wearing this dress all day. I was a little worried I would be uncomfortable with the thin, t-shirt type of knit, but I was fine. I received several compliments, too, so I'll definitely be wearing this often this summer. So comfortable and stylish!
* For anyone local and interested - Gigi Fabric Shop has mostly quilting cottons, but there are a few knits and other garment fabrics. I bought the cotton lawn for this skirt there. They also have some independent sewing patterns and notions, and the owner is super sweet and helpful.