The amazing border print jersey is really what makes the dress stand out. It’s from Berger Stoffe fabric store in Berlin and it’s been in my stash for a couple years. Since moving away from the city I really miss that store – I feel like my stash is starting to run low on crazy floral fabric!
The three flowers printed on the front and the back are actually exactly the same, but I cut the back upside down so that they would appear different. Now that I look again, maybe the front is actually upside down… what do you think?
Instead of using a pattern, I traced the shape off of a favorite tank top and maxi skirt. It should have been just four pieces, since jersey stretches and doesn’t need extra shaping pieces. But as usual, I didn’t have enough fabric for the project. I only had a yard and a half, so once I got the skirt cut out there wasn’t a piece wide enough for either of the bodice pieces left. I ended up getting creative with piecing the bodice.
So now I have princess seams at the front and back, as well as somewhat unconventional shoulder seam placement. I wanted the whole bodice to have green spots, but I only had enough spots left for the front.