Based on measuring various Size 5 to 6 t-shirts and other stretchy dresses in Miss Wink's wardrobe I figured it would be fairly easy to whip up a pattern for a basic a-line t-shirt dress in no time.
It took three attempts and I'm still thinking the neckline is a bit more "boat-neck" than I wanted so it'll be four before I'm completely happy. Still, it's a good investment of time as I'm hoping I can now grade it up for the big girl. Nothing like a knit dress for a great cool weather basic over leggings.
This fabric is an exellent quality with a nice weight and 2-way stretch. I bought it online from Crafty Mamas last winter. It did, however, have that rolling thing going on at the edges which drove me a bit crazy at times.
I've Googled this problem and learned that people use spray starch or scotch tape amongst other things to stabilize the edges. Any other ideas on this?
After much pondering on how to finish the neckline, I decided to use a long bib-style facing which makes the dress look from the outside as if it's lined. It's also a bit dressier looking (and easier!) than adding a neckline band. I then used my twin needle to finish the neckline, wrists and hem.
I also had fun using my old "Wink Designs" sew in labels: it's been a while since I've used them but really should do more....