Loose, comfortable clothing is kind of my thing. If it feels like I’m wearing a blanket, I probably love it. Lucky for me, this little black Rose T-Shirt Dress by Blank Slate Patterns is the perfect mix of comfort and style!
For this dress, I cut the size small (longer version) dress option with 3/4 length sleeves. The fit was pretty good right off the bat but I decided to take the arms in a bit so that they were more fitted, which I think offsets the flowy-ness (apparently not a word?) of this dress nicely.
I wanted a simple black dress for winter, so I omitted the woven detailed pattern pieces from the front yoke. Instead, I cut the front yoke using the ‘Front Facing’ pattern piece and it worked out great. I also left off the bottom band from the dress and hemmed it normally. I’m really glad I cut the longer length of the dress version (37″) to make up for leaving off the band, otherwise it would have been a bit too short for my preference. For reference, I’m 5’2.
The fabric is a thick textured mystery knit that I picked up for a steal at Colorado Fabrics– one of my favorite local shops to peruse for apparel fabrics. If I had to guess, I think this fabric is some sort of a ponte de roma since it has some polyester mixed in. I’m pretty obsessed with this fabric (I also used it on my Magena Fringe Jumper) and I’m keeping my eyes peeled for more at the store.
I’m basically in love with this dress and it’s been in regular rotation since I made about a month ago! I might need to make up another one soon… perhaps a sleeveless one for spring/summer?!
Dress: Handmade (Rose TShirt Dress Pattern) // Boots: Stetson Serape Blanket Boots (similar, similar, similar) // Necklace: JCrew (similar, similar)
Disclaimer: I am a member of the Blank Slate Patterns Sewing Team but, as always, the thoughts expressed in this post are my own.