Jersey dresses make such easy preschool clothes, so as part of my back-to-school sewing I made a couple for the girl child. The one on the left is made from some of the new Lisette jersey at Spotlight - I loved the big splashy floral print, and paired it with some navy cotton jersey and orange ribbing from the stash. The pattern is a free one I stumbled on online here. The neckline turned out a little large, but other than that it's just what I imagined.
The second dress is made from some soft heart-print jersey that I won in a Tessuti giveaway a few years ago - I'd already used some of it to make a hopscotch dress for Milla when she was little. She loves it because it's soft and silky, and very easy to pull on and off.
Inspired by Anna (who has also used this heart fabric before!) I used the Ottobre 301 creative workshop t-shirt pattern, shortened the front and back pieces slightly and added the gathered skirt. Very quick to finish. I'm getting the hang of the twin-needle stitching for knit hems too. I used to have trouble with the two threads snagging and jamming in the machine, but after googling the problem I found that if I have the two spools of thread at the top unwinding in opposite directions it doesn't tangle. I think next time I'll shorten the bodice a bit more (It's a little bit drop waisted) - OR if I was leaving the bodice this length I'd make the skirt a bit shorter. I think a long sleeved version would be great for winter preschool wear with tights or leggings.