True Bias Nikko Dress!

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True Bias Nikko Dress - Erica Bunker DIY Style!
Every now and then, my sewing mojo goes missing. So, I need a project that's quick and easy but packs a major style punch. And that's what the True Bias Nikko Dress does, packs a major punch. This is such a versatile dress that can be worn year round. I'm wearing it now with over-the-knee boots and by March, it could be sneakers or sandals.
True Bias Nikko Dress - Erica Bunker DIY Style!
I'd purchased this pattern a while ago and it had been on my list for the longest time. I decided to make it in this heather grey sweater knit with spandex. (Spandex is so necessary in a sweater knit because it provides 'recovery'. You don't want to have a dress bagged out in the butt from sitting down.) 
True Bias Nikko Dress - Erica Bunker DIY Style!
I cut the size 14 and graded to the 16. At first, I wanted the maxi length. But after trying it on, it didn't feel like me. So I cut it down to a midi length. That's pretty much my go to hemline.
True Bias Nikko Dress - Erica Bunker DIY Style!
I adjusted the pattern by moving the side slits up higher.

Sewing Knits on the Janome Memory Craft 15000

True Bias Nikko Dress - Erica Bunker DIY Style!
I added a center back seam in order to make a sway back adjustment and a full seat adjustment. When dealing with a curvy body, I find the more seams the better for refining the fit.
True Bias Nikko Dress - Erica Bunker DIY Style!
Here is a closeup of the collar and the armhole finishing.
True Bias Nikko Dress - Erica Bunker DIY Style!
I love this dress and I can't believe I took this long to make it. The simplicity of the design make it such a versatile wardrobe addition. I'm sure I'll be making another version of this one soon.

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5 comments

  1. That dress is gorgeous and fits you like a glove!

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  2. Beautiful on you! I’ve had my eye on this pattern.

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