Every now and then, you have to pull out an oldie but goodie. And that's what Vogue 8939 is for me. I made this dress back in 2014, in a solid black ponte.Like I previously said, Vogue 8939 (currently out-of-print), is an interesting pattern, being that if you weren't looking for this design you would totally miss it on the pattern envelope. The pattern was just that bad and probably why it's no longer in print.
I found this Bulgarian Red/Blue Barcode Striped Stretch Rayon Jersey Knit from Mood Fabrics that was pretty perfect. I really like the colorway. I thought that the weight of the fabric would be too lightweight, kind of like flimsy t-shirt weight knit. But it's not. It's a bit lighter than a ponte, but has a heavy enough hand that I don't feel "see-through".
Just like with my original dress, I added 12" to the length to achieve that midi length. And 2" to the length of the sleeves.
Matching the print at the seams was pretty simple because it's a bold enough print that it was pretty effortless.
I wanted my collar to be solid black, so I used a ponte remnant that was in my stash.
I wore it on Christmas Eve as I was running my last minute errands and picking up additional groceries. I don't sew a lot of knits and every time I make something that I love, I always question why? This was such a quick and easy dress to sew and even easier to wear. So, I'm feeling like I'll be making a conscious effort to create more garments made of jersey.