Sewing with knit fabrics: sewing a knit dress with asymmetrical neckline

The Christine Jonson Patterns Princess Dress is a fit-and-flare dress with a unique asymmetrical neckline that looks like the neckline that the character Deanna Troi wore on Star Trek: The Next Generation. It's a beautiful neckline that is made easy to sew by the addition of a bodice-length facing that can also be used to make the dress sleeveless as well.

The dress looks great as a short skater-length dress, above the knee (shown in a summer print, maxi length (shown in brown) or midi (shown in brown print.) It's an incredibly versatile dress that can go from winter long sleeve version in a waffle-textured knit under a faux-sherpa suede vest or puffy vest to summer all by itself, with either a cap sleeve or sleeveless.

The fit-and-flare of this dress is immensely flattering on all body shapes.

The One-seam Wrap is a cute addition to the dress or can be worn over any dress or even made in a sport knit for yoga or dance wear. It can be made with the sleeve in the pattern envelope or it can be made with the open draped cuff from the Wrap Dress sewing pattern.

In this video, we show you how to sew the clean-finished neckline:

The inner neck of the Princess dress will have a very tight trim with notch/slash cuts (close to but not across the seam line) and interfacing, to hold the neckline shape. The photo above shows just how close you need to trim to achieve a good result on the neckline. It's not hard to do at all - use a pair of short-tipped clipping scissors (not your long dressmaking shears) to do this. 

The inner neck of the Princess dress will have a very tight trim with notch/slash cuts (close to but not across the seam line) and interfacing, to hold the neckline shape. The photo above shows just how close you need to trim to achieve a good result on the neckline. It's not hard to do at all - use a pair of short-tipped clipping scissors (not your long dressmaking shears) to do this. 

In this video we explore how this dress goes from summer to cooler summer to fall with sleeves and a vest:

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