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Seamwork Skipper

I have been hording this retro floral jersey knit fabric from Fabric Mart for years.  I just love a good retro print that is reminiscent of the 60s or 70s.  

I have been wanting to make a hooded sweatshirt dress for a while, so I thought I would finally cut into the precious to make one and decided on the Seamwork Skipper with the member bonus dress option.   Honestly, I have much more of this fabric because a little while after I bought my initial standard 3 yard cut, I saw it on the 70% off section for $2.40/yd, so I bought 10 more yards.  Yeah....I totally don't have a problem with hoarding fabric.

I made this back on August 2nd, 2020 and took these photos the next day.  It was like 110 degrees (at least it felt that way!) so it's not styled the way I actually wear it -- with some nice warm grey leggings and cozy boots.

I underlined this dress with a pink cotton lycra just to add an extra layer of warmth and I lined the hood with self fabric.

The Skipper dress is a cocoon style silhouette, so I'm not overly concerned about the fit, since it should be bagggy.  I added inseam pockets, but I now think a kangaroo pocket would have worked much better on this dress.  The other thing I'm not loving is the size of the hood.  I get hoodies as gifts all the time from family and from work, so I know how I like my hoods to fit and this on is just way too big.  It sort of flops into my face when I wear it.  So I would swap it out for another hood, but I have yet to find one that I'm happy with, so finding the perfect hood is going to be a low-key goal of mine now.    

Overall, this dress is a solid choice for lounging around the house or going out to run errands, but I don't think I would wear it to a party or the office -- although during this time, neither of those things are even a consideration. 😁