To Market, To Market

I needed something new to wear to Quilt Market, so I took a favorite shirt pattern, The Honey Blouse, and turned it into a dress!

Jersey Dress

But the fabric I chose isn’t very springy, so I made this floral fabric belt from a tutorial written by my friend Mary. If you make one and use quilting weight fabric like I did (Amy Butler’s Lark collection), I definitely recommend adding a medium-weight interfacing.


Fabric Wrap Belt

To turn the blouse into a dress, I added 12 inches to the length and flared out the skirt slightly. Since the shirt pattern has a belt added in, I didn’t worry about that, and just hemmed the bottom under instead of adding the waistband. I used a lightweight woven interfacing for the dress body. Oh, and I shortened the sleeves!


Jersey Dress - Back

 Here’s the back. This demin-look jersey dress is so comfy, I could sleep in it!


Jersey Dress - front

This dress/belt combo is coming to Market with me, so please say “hi” if you see me! Linking up to Sew Modern Monday!



I’m Lindsay Conner, and welcome to my sewing home! I am a modern quilter, author, editor, pattern designer, wife, and mom. I use this space to share my latest projects, tutorials, and patterns!