You may have noticed that my last four homegrown patterns have been inspired by Erin McKean's field guide to iconic dresses titled "The Hundred Dresses."
The latest addition to the Clothesline Patterns collection is a really simple to sew raglan sleeve T-Shirt Dress pattern.
I learned to sew with woven fabrics at age 11 but for decades studiously avoided stretch sewing. To my delight, it's very easy to get great results. If you don't own a serger/overlocker, just use a short zig-zag on your regular machine. No stretching as you sew required, as the seam will have enough give to stretch without breaking your stitches.
For a really smooth finish on the staggered hem and sleeves, I used a twin needle on my regular machine. If you've never tried this, the results look like the double row of stitching made by an expensive cover-stitch machine. Angela Wolf explains all in this video.
I've collected together a couple dozen tips on stretch sewing on a pinterest page that you may also be interested in perusing. If you're in a hurry and want " just the facts, ma'am" there's a summary of the most useful tips click on the image below for a slideshow.
Hope you find lots of instant gratification in this simple but satisfying project. Happy sewing!