I have well-documented Closet Case love in other blog posts like this one. My first Closet Case Ebony dress has had a lot of wear. It is such a great pattern. I just really missed having pockets so this is version two with nice big patch pockets and with the extra length I added to the first one left on.
This one is made in a reversible, blue striped double knit from Ray- Stitch. I’m not sure what the weight is but I’d guess somewhere around the 270g per m.
I used the reverse striped side for the pockets, raglan sleeves, neckband and patch pockets.
I cut large pocket pieces to get a slouchy look and used the same method as on my first Lottie dress to attach them. I stuck them down with half an inch of ease to get them to bag out a bit from the dress and used red bar tacks in the corners both to secure them and because I liked the look. Since knits don’t fray I just turned the top down by around 2 inches rather than the usual double fold and stitch used on patch pockets.
I overlocked the lower edge then used red thread with triple stitch to finish the hem.
This one also has the requisite swooshiness. 🙂
This time I left the extra length that I cut off on number one . This has had a lot of wear to work.
Then, because I liked this one so much, I made one in a ponte from Backstitch.