I have finally completed my first sewed jersey dress! I really like the bold colors and the comfort of the material. While I did have my share of drama with this piece, mainly shirring/gathering the midriff, I finally opted for a flat midriff to finish things up. This will be a great addition to my work wardrobe. Trying to do a photo shoot on the only windy day in San Diego resulted in me adding a warm, jacket to the ensemble. At least I know how I will be wearing it to work. Perfect!
I went for choice B, which is the sleeveless dress and the flat midriff. Of course, I've been seeing some great pieces with gathered midriffs and have gone out and purchased an additional Bernina attachment that has a hole to put cord into the garment to keep the gathering in place. I also purchased the walking foot to stop my tricot from sliding when I make my customized bras and an additional attachment for sewing close the the fabric edge evenly. For my simplicity dress, I just serged the edge, giving a scalloped raw finish, which I like. Actually this was my first piece that I used my serger for the majority of the work. Next up....another knit jersey! I'm anxiously waiting for my new knit books so I can sneak in a quickie, too.