May 21, 2013

Tutorial Tuesday: Jersey Dress by Ruby of Zaaberry

Can't get enough of dresses? Neither can we, and that's why Ruby's Jersey Summer Tutorial is perfect as the weather heats up! We love Ruby's tutorials because they are always so easy to understand and her handmade clothes are beautiful! Make the dress with some of our favorite fabric recommendations below and check out Zaaberry for the complete tutorial.
You will need a tank top that fits you well or you can draft your own pattern for the bodice. Threads Magazine has instructions on how to make your own tank pattern that you will definitely use again and again. The elastic waist gives the dress shape and comfort. Ruby binds the edges with contrasting fabric but you can use the same color for the binding if you like. We LOVE her color choices.

The dress works best in a medium-weight cotton spandex fabric with a great stretch and recovery. Our Hot Pink and Peach Stripe Cotton Spandex Knit or Navy Blue and Jade Green Small Stripe Cotton Spandex Knit Fabric sews up great for this project. Or make the dress with one of our solid cotton spandex fabrics, like the lovely Electric Red.

Hot Pink and Peach Stripe Cotton Spandex Knit
Navy Blue with Jade Green Small Stripe Cotton Spandex Knit Fabric
Electric Red Solid Cotton Spandex Knit Fabric

We love seeing our knits sewn up into beautiful clothes. If you make something with Ruby's tutorial and our fabrics, send your images to gcblog (at) girl charlee (dot) com and you might see it featured on our blog!

Happy Sewing!
~The Girl Charlee Team

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