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Back in March I sewed up my first make from Jennuine Designs. I loved how clever the pattern was! Today I’m sharing another clever pattern from Jennuine Designs-the Skiff Tee.
The Skiff tee has a nautical inspiration with a boatneck, vented hems, and color blocking. But this isn’t just a boatneck tee with color blocking (there even an option for color blocking the sleeves!) The front and back color blocking pieces are cleverly merged into one pattern piece with one seam in the back.
I just HAD to use this abstract print from Raspberry Creek Fabrics because that seam in the back makes an awesome chevron. And I can’t seem to get enough of joining stripes on the bias like this!
I’m sure you’re noticing that my makes are dress length. That’s part of an expansion pack that adds a dress length, optional curved hems, and a ruffle that extends all the way around the shirt-even through the sleeves.
We went for the straight, vented hemline. The back is a little longer than the front and I really like that detail. We also stuck to a straight shift dress because my oldest doesn’t like elastic around her natural waist, but an elastic option is also included in the pattern.
They are both in love with the ruffle that goes through the sleeve. I used some ice blue Dana Modal from Raspberry Creek Fabrics and I’m really happy with it. It’s light enough that the ruffles drape and lay nicely, but thick enough to be opaque.
Luckily I have more modal in pink and navy because my older daughter is really crushing on her little sister’s dress. It’s really cute! I’m really happy with it and plan to use it for family pictures at the beach this summer. Bet the girls won’t be happy about waiting that long to wear these dresses for real though…