We are back for Day 2 of the Jessie Top, Tunic, and Dress Sew Along!
Yesterday we printed and assembled our Jessie pattern and today we are going to talk about fabric!
The Jessie pattern works best with light to medium weight 2-way fabrics with 50% horizontal stretch. Some examples include rayon spandex, lighter-weight cotton lycra, brushed poly, and bamboo lycra. Check out the video below where I talk about different fabric options, show you how they drape, as well as some fun suggestions for the back of your Jessie.
In the video I mentioned how I’ve made a few different Jessie’s using various fabrics. Here are pictures showing you how each of those fabrics look when being worn.
This dress is made with a plush brushed poly. It skims the body and curves without too fitted. This is the shorter dress length.
This dress in made with a ITY fabric. It provides the most relaxed fit/feel. You can see how the skirt drapes away from the body. This is the longer dress length.
This tunic is made with cotton lycra. It provides the most fitted look/feel. You can see how the fabric stays close to the body.
Be sure to comment on the Day 2 progress thread and show off your fabric. Tomorrow we start construction on our Jessie’s!
Here is the rest of the schedule for the sew along
Day 1: Print and assemble pattern
Day 2: Fabric. Make your selection and cut your pieces. We will go over suggested fabric types and show you some handy sewing tools for making your straps.
Day 3: Begin construction and assemble shoulder, side seams, and if applicable sleeves.
Day 4: Bands/Binding for neck and arms
Day 5: Finishing touches including hemming. Post complete projects
Don’t forget there is still time to use the discount code provide by Boho Fabrics! Use code JESSIE15 when you place your order at www.bohofabrics.com. They have been putting together some amazing fabric bundles all month log for various 5 out of 4 patterns so be sure to check them out.