Not quite my cup of t (tea)


This is my second attempt (see first here) to make something with this divine medium-weight viscose jersey from The Cloth Shop and I’m still not 100% happy.  It’s not the fabric (it’s divine) or the pattern (the Draped T-Dress from You Sew Girl is a cleverly drafted masterpiece) but I just didn’t get the hem length right.  And… this is one of those patterns where the drafting doesn’t allow for a quick ‘hack off excess fabric & re-hem’ solution.


Don’t get me wrong… I think the dress looks good in these photots, but when I’m not wearing mustard wedges (and let’s face it, they are not an everyday shoe) there seems to be too much dress and not enough leg.  In other words, when wearing my flat everday summer sandals this dress feels frumpy.


On a positive note…

  • The dress quickly found a new home (hello Sharon!)
  • I have more of this lovely fabric for a top
  • I’m not giving up on this pattern… an inch or two shorter and I think it’ll be a winner


Pattern:  You Sew Girl’s Draped T-Dress
Size:  S
Fabric:  Medium-weight viscose jersey from The Cloth Shop
Alterations:  Raised the neckline and shortened the dress by 1.5″ (3.75cm)
Accessories:  Sophie Digard scarf from Luccell0 and shoes from Siricco (purchased several years ago)
Location:  Eastern Suburbs, Melbourne



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