Oversized linen t-shirt dress
Initially, I planned for this fabric to be a cardigan. Then I tried on a dress whilst on holidays, and thought maybe I could re-create it in a more flattering colour. Only it has ended up a bit short, due to fabric limitations. And possibly, it is a bit sheer to be worn in public, unless as a beach throw-over. Happily, it is perfect for wearing at home. I have been living in my missoni tank dress all summer, and I think this one will take over from the tank dress as the weather cools a bit.
The fabric is a linen knit from EmmaOneSock (this colour was called grape, and does not seem to be currently available). In the past I have had trouble binding the necklines of linen knits. This time, I interfaced the binding with a tricot fusible interfacing, and had no problems.
For the pattern, I started with the drape drape 2 t-shirt, no. 4. I used the half of the pattern not on the fold, raised the neckline, lengthened as much as a could and cut a curved hem.
And it seems I have enough fabric left on the sides to cut out a short-sleeved, light weight cardigan....suggesting that perhaps if I had lay the fabric out fully, and played with the pattern layout, instead of trying to cut out in a too small space, I would have been able to cut a longer dress. No worries, it will get plenty of wear just the way it is.