Jorna Dress

06-jornaI’ll admit it, I don’t make (or wear) enough dresses. This spring I vowed that I would (attempt to) sew more. First up, the Jorna Tank Dress! This pattern appeared in the latest Perfect Pattern Parcel and I loved the fact that it looked easy to sew and comfortable and flattering to wear – plus it had an interesting hemline!

I searched my stash for the perfect knit and had a bit of problem finding one that I liked in the ‘correct’ yardage. I¬†wound up using a beefy, cotton knit that I had picked up from The Fabric Fairy quite a few years ago, but had never used because it’s EXTREMELY thick and has very littleno drape. Consequently, I wound up having to make a few design changes to the pattern – mainly eliminating the facings, trimming the seam allowance down in the necklinearm areas, and top stitching them in place (instead of using the self facing), as well as shortening the length just a bit. The end result is a very cute dress (don’t mind my scrunched up face in the picture, the sun is in my eyes) that is easy to wear.