August 26, 2014

Tutorial Tuesday :: Color Blocked Soleil Dress from You and Mie

For Tutorial Tuesday this week we bring to you a remake of the super popular Selvage Designs Soleil Dress.  We love our knit fabrics solids collection AND color blocking, so when we found this Soleil Dress Color Block Tutorial from Cherie of You and Mie we had to show you!
There were only two changes to the original pattern design to make this adorable color blocked soleil. First, cut the front bodice piece with a curved line that resembles the cut out on the back, and add a 1/4 inch seam to these two pieces to attach them.
The only other pattern change was to add a band to the bottom of the dress. Cherie first added the band because she didn't have enough of the pink fabric, but it turned out to be a happy accident that brings the whole dress together!
Cotton jersey and cotton spandex are perfect for the soleil dress. When color blocking, it can be a lot of fun to mix solids and prints. A few of my picks from the store:
Don't forget your ribbing!
We hope you enjoy this tutorial and please send 1-2 images of any project you make with Girl Charlee Fabrics to and you might see your creation featured in our next KnitPicks!

Happy sewing!
~ Heather & The Girl Charlee Team

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