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Here is my version of Marianne Dress:
I chose to sew this up in St James striped Interlock Knit from Fabric Junkie. It is truly dreamy to work with. Its very soft, has a good drape and feels good on the skin. It’s actually the perfect weight for any season.
Although I did match those stripes like a boss (yea!), I really didn’t try that hard to do so (oops…). Worked in my fav tho.
Alterations: 1. Took 2 inches off the bottom
2. Sewed view A with a view B neckline (I hate peter pan collars).
So why, again, am I comparing myself to Old Navy? Well, a few weeks ago I purchased a very similar dress from Old Navy and I didn’t realize it until today that they are so similar.
Old Navy lists this as being a jersey shift dress, 93% cotton and 7% spandex, short sleeve and ribbed neckline.
Hmm… That sounds about right. But what isn’t right is the description of how it’s semi fitted. Unfortunately I didn’t take any pics of me wearing it but I purchased my usual size and it fits like a brown paper bag.
But… fear not, I can fix it. I will eventually take the seams in a bit, and problem solved.
|Side by side Me and Old Navy.|
The other thing that I really don’t get about this dress is why the heck is there a seam going down the back of the dress??? That’s stupid. I could understand if there were no side seams, but there’s actually 3 seams all together.
Don’t get me wrong, I drapes well too and feels good on the skin. But I still think my version is better.
Until next time….