Quick and easy projects seem to be the way to go these days. Trying out a new pattern requires time…time I don’t seem to have these days. So, here is another tried and true pattern- The Staple Dress. Super simple to sew up when you’ve made several already and the pattern is already printed and pieced together. All that is left to do is cut it out and sew it up! I’ve blogged about this pattern a few times, and have probably sewn at least 4 variations already.
I bought this fabric from Girlcharlee a while ago, I loved the print and colors but was unsure of the fabric since they had just started offering wovens and I was unsure of the weight/quality. Its called Vintage Confetti Crepe de Chine and is available here. It is 100% polyester, and other than the static cling that I am contending with I would totally recommend it!
It is a much bolder print than I’d normally go for, but really love how it looks paired with my everyday uniform of skinny pants, boots and a cardigan! I altered the pattern slightly as I did in this version– cutting the dress straight across the bottom and shortening it a bit to tunic length. I knew I’d never be wearing this without pants!
My sewing machine was not cooperating with me when I was trying to shirr the fabric so I opted to zig zag some 1/4 inch elastic to the inside instead and I love how it turned out- so much faster than shirring as well.