Outfit · Sewing

The Joni Dress

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Hello! I’m back with my second project from Tilly’s book Stretch! I have to admit- I wasn’t super excited about this pattern at first, but when I saw so many lovely versions popping up on Instagram I knew I had to give it a shot. I’m so glad I did! It’s such a flattering dress and was pretty easy to stitch up . The twist is not as scary as you would think.

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I opted for the flutter sleeve which she shows you in the book. You have to alter the original sleeve she provides and pretty much draft a new pattern. I was worried about this step but it turned out perfectly. I’d love to make another one with the ruched detailing on the sleeve that she shows in the book.

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For the fabric, I chose this striped and rose print double brushed knit from Finch fabrics. It is SO soft and so beautiful. I’m very happy with this purchase and I think it works wonderfully with this design. I just wish I had matched the pattern in the center of the bodice pieces. Oh well!

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I know I’m going to get a lot of wear out of this dress this spring and summer!

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