This was a really fast and easy sew. I purchased this fabric from Spotlight, along with a few other pieces of bright jersey and stretch sateen that I hope to sew this summer. This fabric is really stretchy and drapey with a ‘crepe’ like texture. The bright colours and bold print needed a simple style, so I selected this pattern from Burda Style 4/2012 size 42. It is first one dot pattern that I have made, a really simple design.
I whizzed it together on the overlocker. Stabilized the shoulders and hems before zigzagging them down with stretch stitch No. 11. This stitch is a little more complicated then a zigzag, has a lot of stretch and is a nightmare to unpick. The fold over and sew from the right side with a twin needle did not work with this fabric, the hem needed a lot of stretch for walking.
It is a really simple and comfortable dress to wear and I think it works really well in bright summer sunlight .