Yes, it’s that old favourite back again. Using the bodice of the Prima shift dress pattern I made up some Black Ponte Jersey into a very simple, but I hope useful, plain Black Dress. There are 3/4 length straight sleeves with slightly gathered caps plus a skirt of unpressed box pleats. There is no zip as the dress is “pullover” style. The facing is also of Ponte jersey which can be bulky but I under-stitched with a triple zig-zag and then used my favourite wide-spaced twin needle to top stitch. I also twin needle top-stitched the hems of the sleeves and the skirt. This dress has been made with suficient “ease” so that if required, I can wear a blouse or polo neck tee underneath. I have sufficient fabric left over to be able to use it for some colour blocking in my next Ponte jersey project so watch this space!
the finished dress