Today’s blog post is one of my favorites, because it involves two dresses and… polka dots! What more can I ask for?
It’s time to show you my first ever Molly dress! The pattern is from Lisa Comfort’s e-book “My Capsule Wardrobe: City Break” which is one of the best purchases I ever made! It contains 5 sewing patterns with extra versions and it’s an e-book with all the patterns as PDFs! Score!
I made it with a polka dot jersey fabric in a blue color with white dots. I LOVE it! I can’t tell you how many times I wore it already, it’s so comfy and so easy to throw on when you wake up and don’t feel like squeezing yourself into jeans or tight skirts.
The construction is pretty easy, especially for a beginner. All you need is some experience with stretch fabrics, although, now that I think about it, it makes an ideal project for your first time sewing with jersey or knit.
The pattern comes in two versions, a top and a dress. I had enough fabric to make both! Unfortunately, I didn’t have the top with me when I photographed the dress, because I gave it to my mom as a gift 🙂
The only “alteration” I made to the pattern is that I shortened the hem a bit more, since I prefer wearing mini dresses when I can. I usually wear it with thicker tights than the photo, to display less “flesh” haha! I like to pair it with my over the knee boots for extra warmth and style.
The Molly dress is a great pattern and a staple for my wardrobe. I like it so much that I made a second one in a plain black version. I used a black ponte roma which is a thicker jersey that the polka dot one and as a result the dress fits closer to my body, making it perfect for a night one with friends.
Sometimes I wear it with my blush knit sweater (store bought, I wish I could make it!) because it can get really cold here in winter! Everybody thinks I’m wearing a skirt when I do that, so I have two different outfits with one dress!
I can’t wait to make more Molly dresses for spring! I already spotted some floral fabrics that would be perfect!
Have you ever made a Molly dress?