My grandparents came all the way from West Virginia for their annual summer visit and while they were here my Grandma decided we should make something out of the 4-way stretch swimwear spandex knit I bought ages ago when I first started on my knit sewing adventure. It had a beautiful big chocolate and white stripe and was a dollar a yard. Who wouldn't buy a million yards of it??
Her idea started as a skirt with those "V's" so I could throw it over my swimsuit and be cool and comfy when I got out of the pool. I told her they were chevrons and would make a neat skirt. After some thought, I talked her into a dress coverup since it would cover all of me in one go. She agreed and I grabbed my Cabarita top pattern since it already had built in sleeves and a handy chevron layout.
EVERYWHERE online had been talking about how 4-way stretch knits really stretch and had to be cut down to get the proper fit. I figured if I cut mine actual size it would stretch out and be a lovely slouchy cover up.
I cut it out simply lengthening straight down and zipped it up really quick not bothering to hem the bottom or sleeves. I tried Kadiddlehopper's new technique for the V part of the neckline and zigzagged the front neckline down. This was a quick cover up project for the pool...
On the plus side I now have my own version of spanx. It also make me realize I love these big stripes and really want to try this kind of dress again in a not so clingy fabric and with better finishes. Grandma thinks the whole thing needed to have the "V's" She really liked them!
So that's my last dress of July... how did the month go for you sewingwise?