Once in a while, I lose my sewing mojo. Seriously. It’s like I completely fall off my A-Game and no matter what I try to make, it’s as if I’m sewing the for the very first time, making mistake after mistake. It’s frustrating because sewing isn’t a 5 minute job…it it takes hours! Which means…a lot of time thrown down the drain. Bah.
So in order to remind myself that I know what I’m doing, I have to learn to crawl before walking all over again, meaning I gotta sew something super easy. Enter M7348! What sewing something like this t-shirt dress does is it eases the frustration by reminding me that I CAN in fact sew, and I can do it well. So when I see the finished product, no matter how easy or simple it is, the fact of the matter is that I did it without error and it actually turned out nice and wearable.
…it eases the frustration by reminding me that I CAN in fact sew, and I can do it well.
If you’re just starting out, M7348 is a great pattern to learn from. It’s really simple with very few steps and only 3 pattern pieces. What’s really great about this pattern is the fit. It’s a loose fitting dress with a bit of a flare, so you don’t have to worry about getting the size perfect.
- Size: XS
- View A bodice, View C sleeves
- Alterations: Hemmed the sleeves and bottom by 1.5″ instead of 1.5cm simply because I liked where it fell above my knee.
- Time to make: 2hrs with some dilly-dallying around.
The fabric I used is leftovers from the Jogger Pants I made a while back. I was just itching to use up the material I had lying around to make room for new fabrics and this was the perfect opportunity.
The pattern calls for medium to heavy weight knit fabrics. The heavier stretch knit I used definitely gives it a luxurious feel however I think you could definitely use a lighter weight too, which would give it a bit more flow and movement. I absolutely love how comfortable and casual this dress is so I’ll for sure make this again, but likely in a light weight fabric instead.
I love how preppy this dress turned out. I was expecting it to look a bit more casual than it turned out but I think that’s simply because of the material. This is definitely a sneaker/penny loafer/flats shoe wearing kind of dress and it is so-so-so perfect if you’re in a rush because you can just toss this on and look totally pulled together instantly! Who knew $3/m fabric could go so far…cha ching!
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