Polka dot Laurel

I've had this dress cut out for a few weeks.  I finally have a good amount of time for sewing and have gotten around to sewing it up.  I saw a photo that someone made of the GreenStyle Laurel in a Facebook group I'm in and I knew I had to make one.  It uses 2 yards, even for the largest size, which makes it perfect to use with a knitfix fabric.

I would call this a wearable muslin, but I compared the pattern with my TNT Lady Skater and so I knew it would fit and just dove in using my good fabric.  The fabric is a lovely rayon spandex knit with a very fluid drape.  I knew I had to try the cowl neckline with it.

My husband and I went to see Grease downtown tonight and these photos were taken before the show, some in our neighborhood and some across the street from the theatre.  You can see the reflection of the marquee in some of the photos.

It's a bit longer than the other dresses I've been wearing lately.  I'm not sure the length is very flattering on me, so I might take up an inch or two.  Also, in case you are wondering, I am not wearing white stockings.  Yes, my legs really are that pale.  What can I say?  I'm a Seattleite who avoids the sun at all costs.

I made a straight 3xl and it fits nice in the bust, but the waist is loose and I feel like it poofs out a bit making my tummy looking even bigger than it really is.  It doesn't bother me enough to take this one in, but the next one I make I'll grade down to an XL at the waist and probably the hips too.

Overall, I really like this dress, as does my hubby.  I'm excited to have discovered another TNT dress pattern that I can make out of only 2 yards and I can't wait to make my next one!


  1. Love the navy with the polka dots, so cute. It looks great on you!


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