Quick Missoni Dress-Top

A piece of fabric practically jumped into my hands a little while ago while all I was supposed to be getting was a zip…  On the remnants table at Fred Winter was this 60cm piece of ex-Missoni knit fabric.  I couldn’t leave it there, could I??

Missoni knit fabric

You can just make out the cutting lines in this picture, I halved daughter no 2’s measurements and took 10% off the bust.  As this is a stretch knit we didn’t want anything to fall down!  Then I added to the hip measurement so the top/dress would flare out nicely toward the hem.  Next I cut along the fold and overlocked the sides together.  The top edge was overlocked too and then I turned under a casing for the elastic.  This I used a twin needle to do, not having mastered the coverstitch on my overlocker just yet…  Then I cut the straps off an old bra that had a matching colour to the stripes and sewed them on, daughter no 2 didn’t fancy any wardrobe malfunctions!  I used the zigzag selvage for the hem, it just needed some tidying up, but I think it looks great!

The Selvage as Hem

And this is the finished product!

Missoni Knit Dress
Missoni Knit Dress

Author: Anne W

I love fabric, and sewing. And I could do nothing else but sew, all day, every day, if I could!

3 thoughts on “Quick Missoni Dress-Top”

  1. Wow, I love Missoni’s patterns. I have a spectacle case from Missoni, with almoste exactly the same colours lol

    Nice dress, as always, Anne!

  2. Does that girl know you whipped up a $1000+ dress for her? She looks fab!! I just bought some pants marked down 70% but have know idea how to hem them. I see you’ve left the hem unfinished. These have a small knitted hem in black. Hm. What to do? Cut? I’m sure not going to grow 6 inches! Then try to reattach hem part?

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