|Bardot Dress via Seamingly Smitten|
This is Jenny's Bardot Pattern. It's a simple strapless sundress with an elastic Empire waist, cute ruffle detail along the top, and pockets! I LOVE pockets in my dresses. And they really are easy to add. You can add them to just about anything with side seams, but I love that Jenny went ahead and included them in the pattern.
I decided to really get out of my comfort zone here and work with a medium-weight jersey knit. I figured "Why not live a little and really try something new!" I've NEVER made a knit dress before. Sure, in 4-H I worked with knit samples to learn how they stretch and sew. And I did make a knit skirt last summer, but this was a little more involved.
But, honestly, other than being a little more careful cutting it out and actually using pins instead of just going for it, this sew-up was a breeze.
I love Jenny's patterns for their simplicity--both in style and in directions. She makes it easy, even for a beginning sewer, to make something cute and stylish. If you have even thought about making something for yourself or your daughter this summer, I would recommend Jenny's patterns as a starting point. My summer wardrobe is full of Jenny's dresses. :)
Thank you, Jenny, for trusting me to try out your new patterns. I'm ALWAYS happy with the results!
I'm going to add this dress to a few parties going on. Make sure to click over and look at ALL of the amazing things people are doing this week. Inspiration galore!