While The Princess was visiting, I made her some new clothes. She just got a job in a professional environment designing bathrooms and needed a few new skirts. Plus - I had asked if she would wear a pencil skirt from some left over fabric I had. I was going to use the magic pencil skirt and before cutting into the left over fabric, I find a piece of knit to muslin the pattern for her.
I found a length of knit that had different patterns running across the yardage. I cut her skirt out and I kept looking at the fabric thinking - I don't remember buying this. It's really pretty. Hmmm - wonder if there's enough left to make a dress.
As you can see - not only was there enough left, but I was able to match the pattern across the seamlines. At one point while I was laying out the tissue, The Princess walked in and said - turn that piece over it's going the wrong way. DOH! All pieces but the sleeves were cut going the same direction, but the only way to get sleeves was to turn them the wrong way.
This is the sixth time I have made this wrap dress pattern. It's quick to make, takes between 2-3 yards (for me) and I always feel good when wearing these dresses. But I think it's time to find a new pattern for a knit dress - 6 is probably enough - don't you think?