Hello Minerva readers. I'm here today to share my latest blogger network project, a Closet Case Patterns Ebony dress. 
The Ebony tee shirt and knit dress is one of the latest Sewing Patterns released by Heather, described as: 'An elegant basic featuring a fluidly draped silhouette, the Ebony Tee is a versatile wardrobe staple you’ll want to wear every day.
Make a swingy knit dress or modern cropped top, with your choice of scoop or jewel neckline, and long or 3/4 sleeves. For the ultimate leggings companions, make an Ebony tunic, with a cascading hem and short raglan sleeves. All necklines are finished with a knit band'.
As soon as the Ebony was released and I read the description/saw the technical images I immediately saw a place for this pattern in my wardrobe. I loved the silhouette with the wide hem and volume of the dress, and the options to make a cropped tee shirt also. It's the kind of pattern that can see you through Spring and Summer as a lightweight cotton jersey tee, and Autumn and Winter as a swing knit dress paired with leggings and boots.
When choosing my fabric for this make I went pretty bold! 
Anyone who follows my sewing over on Instagram knows I'm not usually one for bold or bright prints, but I saw this Fabric on the Minerva site and immediately thought it was the perfect combination of fabric and pattern. The colours are just as vibrant in real life as they appeared in the photograph on the Minerva listing, and they didn't fade at all during my pre-wash (or during subsequent washes).
The fabric was really easy to work with and I sewed the whole dress with my regular machine using a zig-zag stitch and finished the seams with my overlocker. I hemmed the garment using my coverstitch machine, which is such a clever little machine I'm really glad I have in my sewing room.
I added a few inches to the length of both the body and the sleeves of the dress, and I am really pleased with the finished garment and how it fits. I cut a size based on my body measurements compared to the chart on the back of the packaging and the fit is spot on.
All in all I love my new swingy dress, and the pop of pink colour it brings to my wardrobe. I'm already plotting more Ebony versions to add to my ever growing handmade wardrobe, including some striped jersey I've had my eye on on the Minerva site (all of the Striped Jersey Fabrics, there are so many nice ones at the moment!!!).
Until next time, thanks for reading along this month :)