P4P Wiggle Dress, Two Ways

Howdy! This post is coming now because Iย swear to God I’d already posted it.

Anyways… ๐Ÿ˜› The weather has been moody AF lately, but it’s inspiring me to put away my heavy fabrics and sweater knits and start planning for spring and summer.

Wiggle 1, Modified of course.

Long ago I bought a really awesome swim knit in a blue and white stripe. It was intended for leggings, but the fabric is super trippy when you look at it so I decided maybe that wasn’t the way to go. I made a sports bra out of it and really liked the feel. The fabric is swishy and I thought it would be great in a circle skirt. But attached to what? I thought about my modified boatneck boundless but I didn’t have a coordinating fabric to line in, and the white of the stripes is vaguely see-though. Wiggle to the rescue! Boat neck front, scoop neck back. Elbow length sleeves, obviously. (Size is XL.)

I ended up taking out my boundless top piece and laid it over the wiggle piece to see approximately how long it should be. The length ended up being an inch or so above the cropped cut line (in the future if I do it again, I’ll cut at that line instead). I lined up the back to be the same length. Construction was easy because it’s just shoulder, shoulder, sleeve, sleeve, side, side, skirt, neck. I love not having a neckband, instead using elastic and turning and topstitching. Hemming was annoying, but only because hemming a circle skirt goes on forever and ever and ever.

It did end up quite swishy, so I’m pleased ๐Ÿ™‚

Wiggle 2, Surprisingly Unmodified

This fabric is the same as my Mama Isabel from my Fall Mini Capsule. I had bought a ridiculous yardage because I really loved the pattern. Still do! This fabric is a thicker, less stretchy scuba. I opted for upping a size to XXL.

This is the above knee length. No shapewear underneath, either. I’ve got lumps *shrug*. I actually put this one together to wear to my grandparent’s 60th wedding anniversary! It ended up not getting worn (I stayed in my floral ragdoll instead) but now I’ve got a cute date night dress ๐Ÿ™‚

I really like that the back of this is in two pieces. Less finagling when it comes to cutting it out. I did have to take it in a bit along the hips/butt, due to rippling. It wasn’t difficult, but next time I’ll just soften those curves before cutting.

Those are my wiggles! I’ve bought other fabrics specifically to make more, so you’ll be seeing more of them ๐Ÿ˜€