Gorgeous Bamboo Jersey – for the Infinity Dress
I used a tutorial by Miss P from a Simply Sewing magazine to create this infinity dress, I chose Bamboo Jersey because it’s lightweight and stretchy. The Bamboo has a silky texture and it drapes beautifully. Unlike most Infinity Dresses the fabric is a not shiny polyester! The fabric is 66% Bamboo, 28% Organic Cotton and 6% Spandex, it is eco-friendly and responsibly sourced. The elastane ensures comfortability, durability and gives the fabric a four-way-stretch, but still allows the fabric to hold its shape. The bamboo jersey is absorbent and breathable which makes it cool to wear, cooler than cotton and definitely cooler than the polyester versions! The Bamboo Jersey washes very nicely, the dyes are colourfast and because it is a natural fabric, it dries quickly.
We have now 6 Bamboo Jersey colours to choose from…
The Bamboo Jersey doesn’t crease easily, despite the look of the last photo! I left my dress screwed up for a few weeks and thought a could get away with it. Unfortunately my husband wasn’t feeling very patient and I had a small window to get these photographs taken.
The dress is very simple to make and consists of four pieces; A midi circle skirt, A waistband and two long strap panels. To measure and draw a circle skirt pattern please watch our video tutorial here:
How to measure your circle skirt : Click below
You’ll need around three meters of fabric, the bamboo jersey doesn’t fray, this means you can leave the edges raw, so there is no need to fiddle about with that circle hem! So once you’ve cut out the fabric circle skirt you need to cut two wide, long strips of fabric around 30cm wide and double the length of the skirt. Pin these so they are overlapping at the front and are sandwiched between the skirt and a 10cm wide waist band (that fits your size waist. Sew these together and you have your your Infinity Dress!
There are so many different ways to wear an infinity dress, the options seem endless…
Watch this video tutorial for examples:
The dress is a good project if you haven’t sewn with Jersey before. For more information on Bamboo Jersey and other suggested sewing patterns see here. Contact us for any free samples you may be interested in.