I sewed a size 10 for K who is now in a 10/12 in RTW. And if you plan on using this pattern, piece 11 and 12 are the exact same piece for view B so I just used piece 12 for front and back skirt since I traced it first.
I did have to shorten the skirt a good 3-4 inches.
Because I used jersey I didn't staystitch the neckline or arm edges. I also didn't use prepackaged bias tape - instead I opted to use the red cotton/lycra jersey like the skirt.
Skirt, pocket and binding from: 2 yards Red Laguna Jersey Knit by Kaufmann bought Feb 2014 for $13.96
Bodice from: 1/2 yard Novelty Printed Sunflower Rayon Jersey Knit Floral White 75% rayon/ 25% polyester. I bought it back in April 2013 $3.49.
Both are from fabric.com and the total comes to : $17.45
For some reason my pocket wasn't cooperating with me but I plopped it on anyway, misshapen and all. When you attach the bodice to the skirt you sew with a 1" seam allowance. This becomes the casing, but I couldn't fit my 3/4" elastic through after I topstitched so I used 1/2" FOE, but didn't fold it over, keeping it flat. K much prefers this because the elastic is not tight on her and provides ample stretch.
I very much recommend this pattern and I can already see plans in my head to use up some wovens. I think a knit bodice/woven skirt part would work great.
A funny side note - I tried this on myself because it looked like it would fit. . . and it did!! Except for small armholes, the rest fit great. I think I will make myself a nice knit dress out of it :D The shoulders and bodice were great and the skirt was just the right flow-ness. It even hit me right at the knee. I know if it was sewn in woven it wouldn't fit but cotton/lycra jersey? Oh yeah!
(stash is anything purchased before this year)
Stash used: 1.5 yards
Fabric Out: 5 yards
Fabric In: 5.5 yards
Totals for the year to date:
Stash sew this year: 32.5 yards
Fabric out in 2014: 124.5 yards
Fabric in 2014: 135.25 yards
~ Happy Sewing! ~ Kristin ~