Well, that was an unexpected blogging break and now I have such a backlog of projects to share. Today I am going to start with my version of Blue Dot Patterns Georgia Top. Several weeks ago Melissa, of Mahlica Designs, asked me to participate in a Creative Sewing Challenge using my choice of Blue Dot Pattern. I jumped at the chance to try a new to me pattern company and get creative with my version.
I decided to go with the Georgia Top, which is a quick beginner level knit project with a dolman sleeve. The pattern itself is very easy to put together. I think from beginning to end it took me about an hour. I love a good quick project.
For my version I added 15″ to the length to make it a dress on me. I did cut a size XL, but because of the added length I added about 5″ in width to the bottom and tapered it upward. I also cut the underarm curve shallower than the pattern to create a more pronounced dolman sleeve. I used every bit of my 2 yards of tie dye chevron jersey rayon spandex. This was one of the fabrics in the Girl Charlee August Knitfix. I am obsessed with Knitfix, but that is a post for another time. This fabric was a popular one from August and I was lucky enough to get it in my bag. I had another dress planned for it but then it just called to be made into this pattern. I think that was the best choice.
Overall, I am very pleased with how this dress turned out. I love this pattern! I am calling it secret pajamas because of how soft and comfortable this jersey is. This is definitely a different dress silhouette for me, but it paid off trying it. I got so many compliments on it today. I have already planned my next version. Next time I am going to add a little more width to the hip area. I am also going to lengthen the sleeve by about 5″ and put bit of elastic in the sleeve to ruche it up a little with the longer sleeve. Now, which fabric should I make the next one in?
Want to check out who else is participating with me in the Creative Sewing Challenge? Check out the list below then hop on over to Mahlica Designs and Gatorbunny Sews to enter the giveaway they are hosting.