Grecian Long Knit Dress

Here's a dress I whipped up a few months back. It's a knit fabric with very narrow black and white stripes. I based it on a pattern for a simple fitted knit dress that I made a couple years ago. The original pattern is based on an RTW dress I've owned for years. I looked for a blog post about that dress but couldn't find one.

Inspired by a maxi dress at Target, I redrafted the pattern to feature an under bust seam and low back. Initially I was going to do a racerback, but it ended up being a low V style. After trying it on, I added a second round of elastic at the waist for a more slimming look. I had to fiddle with the pattern a little to get the bodice piece correct. I tried to do gathers at the shoulder seams but they are a little looser than I'd like.

I like this dress as it is very comfortable and easy to wear but the fabric is surprisingly warm, not really good for high temperatures.


  1. pretty! It'll be good for fall...oh how I wish it were fall...

  2. nice dress! i've been wanting to make one like that


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