Done and Done: The True Bias Nikko Dress

img_1535I have been dying to make this dress forever, but never felt cool enough to pull off a floor-length turtleneck dress. I decided to finally just go for it.

I was between a 12 and 14 for the bust and decided to go with the 14 so I would have less grading to do as my hip measured a size 16. Except I accidentally cut the 12 somehow (pregnancy brain) and decided to roll with it. I also shortened it by an inch on the bodice as well as the skirt as I am a short lady. I didn’t bother to muslin as the fit seemed forgiving enough to be a little looser or tighter with no real issue.

img_1528The construction was really easy and the directions really clear, so I had no issues putting this together. For the hem, I decided to go with my new favourite technique for finishing hems: the blind stretch stitch. I find it’s a really clean finish for knits you don’t necessarily want to look athletic.

Because I accidentally sized down in the bust, I decided to use the armhole facings as armbands and I don’t think it looks too bad. I really enjoy the play with stripe direction.

I have worn this dress once so far and am still not totally sure how I feel about it. I don’t typically wear skirts so long and I’m still wearing tights under it as it is still very much winter here.img_1534

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