I have this dress that I bought several years ago. It’s a simple shift dress, made from striped jersey knit. I found myself wearing it as much as possible in the summer– it was cute, and even better, it was easy and comfortable. I’ve had the idea to copy it for a while, and I finally did it this summer. I bought some very inexpensive 100% polyester “jet set” knit from Joann (it was under $3, since it was on sale!) and I already had thread to match!
I folded the original dress in half and used a pin to pierce through it onto some large brown packing paper I had on hand to make a pattern for the front and back. It is super-simple– since it’s jersey, there are no darts or other shaping other than the side seams!
For such an inexpensive and simple dress, I’m really pleased with how it turned out. I’ve been brainstorming ideas to modify the pattern to make it more exciting!