Dress #3 – The Jorna + Pattern Giveaway!
Even though I look sad in this picture, I am so, so happy with my third SONP dress! I already know that this is going to be my go-to dress this summer. The pattern is called Jorna and it is by the wonderful and adorable SONP sponsor, Jenna of How to be Jenna. I’ll be giving it away at the end of this post, so stick around!
From printing the pattern to completion, it probably took me an hour and a half to make, and the combination of the cut and fabric couldn’t be more flattering. Jenna has a 4-minute video of making the Jorna in just 40 minutes. I only made one minor adjustment to the pattern. It is generously sized at the bust, so I brought it in a couple of inches to better fit my…ungenerously sized bust.
This slinky knit is from Michael Levine Fabrics. It is a polyester/spandex blend and it is very slippery and soft. I’ve never worked with this kind of fabric before, but with a lot of pinning, a ball point needle and a walking foot, it was easier than I thought it would be! It is also feather light, which gives it a wonderful, flirty drape, but if you wear it on a windy day, wear pretty underwear and look out! Because HELLO NEIGHBORHOOD, if you know what I’m saying. I speak from experience! But blustery days and Marilyn Monroe moments aside, the material is light and totally wrinkle-resistant. And if you look at the side of the dress there–the way the Jorna is cut combines with the vertical stripe to kind of form a point that hits right at the waist. It makes my waist look tiny and gives me an hourglass figure. It also stretches around the bust, but then drops down flat in the front and perfectly conceals the two-baby belly pooch. I’m so happy with it because knit tank dresses can be tricky. This dress accentuates all the right curves without being clingy.
If you’re looking for a beginner-friendly pattern for working with knits, the Jorna is perfect and it is available on Craftsy here. If you make one, be sure to tag it #JornaPattern on Instagram, or add it to the Jorna Flickr group.
And now it is time for the giveaway! One lucky reader will win a Jorna pattern. Enter in the Rafflecopter below. Good Luck!
|pin and instagram this image|