I purchased this knit striped fabric from Michael's bulk fabric store in downtown LA and have been wanting to make it into a bias-cut maxi dress for a while now.
An elastic waist combined with a long bodice piece creates a blouson style bodice. (Inspired by this dress.)
The fitting at the neckline leaves a little to be desired as in it could be a little better fitted. But, to look on the bright side, it's nice and comfortable. The neck and armholes are finished with bias binding that I attached using the serger.
I think I'd like to make a braided fabric belt to go along with the dress. So, more on that later.