I used my tried-n-true knit dress pattern with the elastic waist. I added sleeves and hemmed the skirt to hit right below my knee. I added elastic at the waist but used rope for the ends to that you can tie or knot the rope.
|Red white stripe knit nautical dress-Rope knot front|
|Red white stripe knit nautical dress-Rope tie front|
I tried my hand at making a neck band in place of just turning and hemming the neckline. I measured my dress' neck circumference and made my neck band 75% of the measured length and 3" wide. It was easy and quick. I think it turned out great!
|Red white stripe knit nautical dress-Neck band view|
|Red white stripe knit nautical dress-side view|
|Red white stripe knit nautical dress-sleeve view|
|Red white stripe knit nautical dress-back view|
I purchased the New Look 6104 dress pattern and I am excited to get started on it. It has been a while since I've sewn a woven pattern, I'm a little nervous. The use of only 3 yards of fabric caught my eye and the shape of the dress is one of my favorites. I'm a little hesitant about the button front, being a curvy and button up front can get interesting............
|New Look 6104 Dress Pattern|