Monday, September 1, 2014

Serger Pepper Everyday Tank and Dress

I had the privilege of testing the Everyday Tank and Dress for Serger Pepper.  It's part of the Aspiring Designers Challenge.  This pattern is for knits and is available in a broad range of sizes 3-14.  It is perfect for up cycling, I used a grown out of shirt for part of mine.  I could totally imagine using a large clearance printed shirt for the front panel.   You can make it in three different lengths, tank, midi or maxi.  I did the midi in size 6.  This dress came together so quickly and almost effortlessly.   I used an old shirt for the side panels and pockets and new material for the overlay material on the side panels and the front and back of the dress.  I've had this super sheer white knit laying around in my stash forever.  I loved the way it looked but being that it had an animal print on it and it was so sheer I just wasn't sure what to do with it.  Finally I found the perfect use!  I layered over an up cycled orange shirt for the side panels and combined it with some beautiful peach fabric for the front and back panels.  I went with the pocket option and decided to do those out of the orange for a little pop of color.  I was really happy with the results.  It's a fun comfortable dress.  Perfect for school and dress code approved.  Easy to wear and easy to sew, perfect for this busy mom!
I see many more of these in my future!  I'm thinking a stretch lace overlay on the side panels for my next one- my 3rd grader has a slight obsession with all things lace ;).

Available on Etsy and in Serger Pepper's shop (affiliate link).  Use the coupon code EVERYDAYTANK25 through September 6th.