Punk words day dress

I adore my pink flowered day dress so much that I just had to make another version!

If you recall, I blended two similar dresses from the Feb 09 issue of KnipMode together into one! I took the top half of #15 (on the left) and the bottom of #18 (on the right) and joined them together at the waist seam to make a really comfortable, casual dress for lounging around the moorings.

This time I changed the fabric to use some fantastic punk words jersey from Crybaby’s Boutique and some solid black cotton interlock I picked up in Brighton for the rest:

The construction was pretty much the same as I’d done before, using the overolcker (serger) and coverstitch machines to make this a super quick project. I decided to raise the neckline a few inches this time, and make it round instead of V-shaped just for something different. Then, as it was hanging on my dressform, I decided it needed something else on the neckline so I pleated some leftover punk scraps into a rosette, and sewed a silver metal button in the centre to create a quick removable brooch:

Because nothing says punk like a brooch, right? ha!

The good thing is, I love this day dress just as much as the first version, and once again, it’s just so easy to wear – just slip it on and go! I can wear these to work or down the shops, and they’re comfortable enough for lounging, too.

Apart from a special request sewed this weekend, this will likely be my last project sewn before going into hospital on Monday, fingers crossed, though we’ve just done a major run to IKEA to completely remodel my sewing room so I’ll mostly be assembling furniture, reorganising, and rebuilding that in the meantime…

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