Momma gets a Jessie Dress

I have blogged about my own Jessie tops on two other occasions. You can read those  here and the here and it includes some hacking. This time I made a dress version. This dress is made from the same Sly Fox Fabric as the Pippa Pants I shared on Friday. See I told you, versatile and cool!

5 out of 4 Jessie XL 3 Momma liked this pattern when she saw my shirts so she requested that I make her one. I started with a different fabric and totally messed it up and then couldn’t locate any more of the fabric even though I was nearly certain I had 2 more yards. After I finished this one,  I found those 2 yards…of course. Her only request was that the length be below her knee. OK, I can handle that.

5 out of 4 Jessie XL 2
Criss Cross

 This one comes in Top, Tunic, Short and Long Dress lengths as well as 5 different sleeve lengths. Don’t forget I added 4 inches to the long dress length to get this length below the knee. It also incudes options for the back and they are High, Low Ballerina, Racerback Insert, and Strappy Back. The strappy back will allow you to make your own pattern as I did above. Also these thin little straps are super easy to make and turn if you use tube turners. I picked up a multisize pack years ago at Joann’s and have used them quite a bit. They are well worth the few bucks they cost.

The Women’s Jessie comes in sizes ranging from XXS-5X. This is an XL graded to a XXL.

The pattern can be purchased here.

5 out of 4 Jessie XL

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Author: SequoiaLynnSews

I am a single dog mom of two and we happily reside in a small house in Ohio. We spend our days playing fetch, digging holes in the garden, and sewing, lots of sewing. We have high hopes of moving to the mountains someday. The dogs don’t really know that yet, but they will understand. I shamelessly hoard fabric and feel slightly sorry for whoever has to sort my stash when I am gone. I am employed full time in a industry that requires little of my creativity, but basically lets me wear whatever I want. So it works out. I can usually be found behind one of my sewing machine avoiding human contact. I test a lot of clothing patterns and therefore always have a new outfit to share. You have most likely found my blog through some sort of sewing outlet and will quickly realize that I am sewing for a plus size body. For reference, I am 5'1 and wear a range from a 2-5x. Sizes change with every designer and you can't trust ready to wear sizing when you are making your own clothing. Your tape measure will become one of your most used tools and if you misplace them like I do, you should pick up several. I will be sharing the good, the bad, and the A-MA-ZING with you… So stay tuned. I will also try to teach you a few of my tricks along the way. People always tells me they want to learn how to sew. My best advice is you have to start. Just do it! You are going to mess up, you will break needles, you will ruin the pretty fabric, you will stab your fingers, but you will learn. You will make something and you will wear it. Someone will say, “I like your shirt.” and you will smile and say, “Thanks, I made it.” You will race home and make something else. Pretty soon you have made more good things than bad and you will feel proud of yourself and you should. I will be proud of you too. :) Ok, that is enough rambling, I have sewing to do. :) SequoiaLynn

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