Burdastyle's Stretch Jersey Dress 08/2018 #112 is sure to be one of my all-time favorites. I'm sure I will make this over and over again in various prints as well as solids. Which features do I like? Well, just about all of them: the short raglan sleeves, the simple (and effortless to construct) V-neck, the shirring through the hips, and the overall slim silhouette. It's hard to see the shirring in the photo, but they are visible in the inside-out photos below.
The neckline hem is fine left as a raw edge since the fabric doesn't unravel.
I sewed lengths of narrow cotton twill tape to reinforce the gathered seams.
I left out the back zipper, because I knew my cotton/lycra jersey was stretchy enough to let me pull it on over my head. I made a casing for the waist elastic, using the seam allowance for the skirt segments, so it would be smooth on the inside. Probably it would even be okay to leave out the elastic and use a simple seam at the waist. The hip circumference should have negative ease so that the gathers do not droop.
|Front, inside out|
The pattern is available as a download from burdastyle.com. (I have no affiliation, but I am a subscriber to the magazine.)