Sewing Patterns, Pattern Review, Sewing Classes, Sewing Machines and Sewing Machine Reviews!
Platinum Sponsor: Stylish Fabric
Over 20,000 of high quality reorderable fabric

[SIGNUP - FREE Membership & 1 FREE Sewing Lesson ]
[Sewing Classes|Shopping Bag Your Shopping Bag|Login|Help]
Sewing Review and Pattern Reviews Sewing Knowledge Base Sewing Patterns Sewing Classes & Sewing Lessons Sewing Machine & Embroidery Machinery Sewing Message Boards Sewing merchants Blog Help/FAQ About Pattern Review
Enter your e-mail address:




Advanced Search
Tags
New to PR?
Sewing Machines
Compare Sewing Machines
Sewing Machine & Serger Reviews
Embroidery Machines
Sewing Reviews
Sewing Patterns
Review Gallery
Sewing Books
Sewing Supplies
Sewing Websites
Sewing Stores
Sewing Class Reviews
Sewing Expo Reviews
Sewing Tips & Techniques
Sewing Podcasts
NEW!Fabric Glossary
Sewing Review Requests Add a Review Request
Your Account
Edit Profile
My Page
Favorites
Wish List
Pattern Catalog
Notifications
Friends of PR
Join Friends of PR
Find a member
Deal Corner
Photo Album
Calendar
Chat Room
Chat Schedule
Chat Transcripts
Sewing Classifieds
Add a Classified
Sewing Contests
enter contest
contest report
contest gallery
Favorite Links
reviews with comments
merchant gallery
article archive
newsletter archive
Craft Resources
contact info
shipping rates
returns & refunds
testimonials

Platinum Sponsor - Stylish Fabric
Stylish Fabric
You are not logged in. Login here.



Message Board > Patterns and Notions > Looking for knit dress pattern ( Moderated by Sharon1952)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
Looking for knit dress pattern
that doesn't require much fabric
cnp71203
star
cnp71203
Intermediate
Member since 4/27/06
Posts: 425
Login to reply to this post

Date: 12/6/13 0:04 AM

Hi,

I am looking for a cute pattern for a dress that uses knit fabric and only takes about 1 meter/yd in 60" fabric. I would be making up a 12/14 so there ought to exist patterns like this, but so far I've only found view C of M6559. Would like to see if there is something I prefer out there, as this one would work but it's far from ideal. Thanks!

------
I'm crystalnickel on Ravelry!
My Crafting Blog: http://cnp71203.blogspot.com/
My Website: http://cnp005.250free.com/

IreneDAdler
star
IreneDAdler
Advanced Beginner
NY USA
Member since 6/12/12
Posts: 120
Login to reply to this post

thumbsup 1 member likes this.
Date: 12/6/13 0:34 AM

Are there particular features you have in mind? The McCall's tank dress design is the first thing that comes to mind for me when I try to think of fabric-conserving dresses. It's not difficult to cut a dress out of 1yd of 60"-wide fabric, but there are some limitations to keep in mind, such as you're not going to be able to fit long-sleeves in, and probably not going to fit any skirts more flared than A-line. Does your fabric have nap? If you need to cut all pieces with the same orientation, you'll have to go with a more simple design because you won't have as much opportunity to "jigsaw" pieces in so there will be more overhead.

There's a chance you could squeeze out this dress:

Pattern link

This is a variation on the t-shirt dress so it should work.

Pattern link
The suggested yardage says 2 yards but since it covers up to Size 30 I have a feeling it's using a layout where you fold the fabric in the middle and place the front and back sequentially on the center fold. At Size 12/14 the fabric should be wide enough for you to cut front and back side by side so the length of fabric you need is the length of the dress you want.

You might be able to fit in a cowl like in this pattern:

Pattern Link

Or this:

Pattern Link
-- Edited on 12/6/13 0:35 AM --

------
Visit my little corner of the sew-o-sphere: http://yousewlikeagirl.blogspot.com/

Geejay
Geejay
AUSTRALIA
Member since 1/7/13
Posts: 210
Login to reply to this post

In reply to cnp71203 <<
thumbsup 1 member likes this.


Date: 12/6/13 4:21 AM

Have you looked at style arc patterns. Check out their website. Or if you have a knit top pattern that you love you could extend and widen at hips for a great dress pattern.
Style Arc have heaps of knit patterns

Would it be possible to combine two fabrics so that you can make any style,using your existing fabric and a complimentary fabric..
-- Edited on 12/6/13 4:23 AM --

Kim12469
starstarstar
Kim12469
Beginner
MT USA
Member since 3/27/08
Posts: 2264
Login to reply to this post

thumbsup 3 members like this.
Date: 12/6/13 5:53 PM

Vogue 1250 say 1 1/4 yards but I bet you could squeak it out in a yard depending on length.

Vogue 1250

------
http://kimsewsilly.blogspot.com/

cnp71203
star
cnp71203
Intermediate
Member since 4/27/06
Posts: 425
Login to reply to this post

Date: 1/7/14 0:52 AM

Thanks for the replies and suggestions! It's a print with nap, and I don't want a cowl. Just a simple pattern that would turn out cute in the She-Ra print fabric. The first two suggestions are added to my list of considerations.

------
I'm crystalnickel on Ravelry!
My Crafting Blog: http://cnp71203.blogspot.com/
My Website: http://cnp005.250free.com/

SewButterflySew
star
SewButterflySew
Advanced Beginner
CA USA
Member since 9/10/12
Posts: 69
Login to reply to this post

Date: 1/7/14 10:51 AM

Do you have a t-shirt or knit top pattern that you like? It would be easy to just add length to that and make a dress, if you do.

Karla Kizer
starstarstar
Karla Kizer  Friend of PR
Advanced
FL USA
Member since 4/8/02
Posts: 7478
Login to reply to this post

Date: 1/7/14 1:56 PM

Here's a simple downloadable design for knits. The designer says she drafts for an H&M kind of fit, which might help you determine the best size to use: Angelina

------
“Never try to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and it annoys the pig.” -Robert Heinlein and Ann's father. Thanks for the reminder, Ann.

Where are we going, and what am I doing in this handbasket?

Matthew 25:40 (New International Version)
The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'



j Renee Design
star
j Renee Design
Intermediate
WI USA
Member since 7/26/10
Posts: 507
Login to reply to this post

In reply to cnp71203 <<
thumbsup 1 member likes this.


Date: 1/7/14 3:00 PM

Quote: cnp71203
Thanks for the replies and suggestions! It's a print with nap, and I don't want a cowl. Just a simple pattern that would turn out cute in the She-Ra print fabric. The first two suggestions are added to my list of considerations.

OMG...She-Ra is my childhood [super]hero. I even made a corset/skirt/cape/arm bracers and was her for Halloween about 2 years ago! Where did you find the fabric? And can we see it? :D

------
Jess
Sewing, Knitting, Living: http://www.sometimessewist.wordpress.com

2013 - Bought: 181, Used: 96, Stashed: 85
2014 - Carryover: 85, Bought: 22 3/4, Used: 52 1/8, Stashed: 56 5/8

cindyann
starstar
cindyann  Friend of PR
FL USA
Member since 8/5/02
Posts: 1043
Login to reply to this post

In reply to cnp71203 <<


Date: 1/7/14 3:56 PM

Here's another suggestion. I've made this Vogue dress a few times out of about 1 yard of fabric. It's very cute and comfortable and super easy to make.

Vogue 8724

I'm short so that I was able to make the dress with 1 yard because I do petite adjustments thus reducing garment length. I noticed that your are also short per your bio. So even though the pattern says it uses 1 3/8, a yard should work for you.

------



Wendy J
Wendy J  Friend of PR
Advanced
VA USA
Member since 5/18/07
Posts: 318
Login to reply to this post

Date: 1/7/14 4:15 PM

Just curious as to what types of lining you would recommend for a fitted knit sheath similar to some of the patterns posted above.

Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Patterns and Notions >> Looking for knit dress pattern

Merchants on PR
Fitz Like a Glove Ironing Board Cover
Made In Australia
Deals!
SewBaby
Unique Sewing Patterns
Deals!
Budo Bear Designs
Asian Designs
Web site
Patterns from the Past
vintage sewing patterns
Deals!
Elliott Berman Textiles
Fabrics for Greater Ideas
Deals!

Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.
Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Online Sewing Classes
Fit the Tee to a T
Fee: $29.00
(Regular $49.00)
Fit the Tee to a T

Online Sewing Classes
Fun with Fitting - BODICE w Darts
Fee: $39.99
(Regular $39.99)
Fun with Fitting - BODICE w Darts

No Pattern Used 0000
photo
Review by colormefun on 1/9/11
Read Review

Simplicity 2340 Pattern ( Size 16-18-20-22-24 )
Simplicity 2340 Pattern ( Size 16-18-20-22-24 )

Details
Price: $16.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Kwik Sew 3091 Pattern
Kwik Sew 3091 Pattern

Details
Price: $11.49
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Kwik Sew 2780
photo
Review by sailor gir... on 6/23/06
Read Review

MariaDenmark Audrey Dress Digital Pattern ( Sized For C-Cup Bust )
MariaDenmark Audrey Dress Digital Pattern ( Sized For C-Cup Bust )

Details
Price: $9.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Blank Slate Tiny Bubbles Dress Digital Pattern
Blank Slate Tiny Bubbles Dress Digital Pattern

Details
Price: $7.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Perfect Pouches
Perfect Pouches

Details
Price: $8.00
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Sewing Workshop Soho Coat Pattern
Sewing Workshop Soho Coat Pattern

Details
Price: $22.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Subscribe to PR Message Board Feed Subscribe to the PR Message Board Feed Add to My Yahoo! Subscribe at NewsGator Online Subscribe at Bloglines Add to MyMSN