I picked up this pattern very recently, knowing that I had plenty of knits in my stash and that this kind of dress would get lots of wear, regardless of Disney. With a couple inches of length added, of course.
Tracy Reese Vogue 1224
The knit I chose to use for this version came from Joann's a few years ago, a nice ITY jersey in a cool black and white Stripey floral print. My fabric reminded me a lot of the envelope version. Here we are, dancing to the drum band at our African Safari Grand Gathering dinner.
I used my serger and cover-stitch machines for most of it, and made just one other small change during construction. The instructions tell you to make a self-fabric tie to attach to the end of the neck elastic, that come through the casing and tie in a bow. Instead, I stitched the ends of the elastic together, created a much shorter fabric bow, and stitched it to the elastic at the casing opening.
I will make this one again, most certainly! It's quite comfy, comes together quickly, and is perfect for funky knit prints!
*in the very first top pic, DH is wearing the cotton Islander shirt I made and posted about before the trip. Another winner that goes in the TNT pile!*