That being said, I've had my eye on this pattern for a while:
But one fateful day, Gary was driving me home from work. We were on Morena Blvd. and I said, "I heard there's a good discount fabric store around here..." and he's such a good boyfriend that he helped me track it down and was very patient as I looked around. And lo and behold I found the perfect fabric:
I actually found a patterned double knit!
For textile nerds: In actuality, I think it's more of a novelty knit. I think it was a double knit, but they dropped some stitches to make the pattern, so it's not a true double knit, but it's stable and worked well for this dress.
Anyway, at $4/yard, this gorgeous piece was cheaper than the yucky, shiny, polyester crappy double knit at Joanns, so I was very satisfied with the price. :)
And my final product:
Hurry up and take the picture Gary! Oh wait, that actually came out pretty good...
Overall, I'm happy with this dress. It's really comfy and I think the simplicity of the design lends itself to fun fabric or other cool details. But I did have some fit issues. I have an *ahem* full derriere and the fabric pools at the small on my back. I read that somebody else on Pattern Review had the same issue, and she ended up inserting a waist seam and back darts. I'm considering pinching in some back darts, but I like the look and idea of a just simple/easy T-shirt dress.
Anyways, here's the pictures of what I'm talking about:
Any thoughts? I don't think it's as bad when it's in motion and I purposely didn't adjust it since I wanted an honest photo. I think I just need to wear it again and ask a friend's opinion in real life!