Dressmaking, Sewing

Minerva Crafts Blog: Joni Dress in Scuba

For my Minerva Crafts Blog Post this month I used the notorious Tilly and the Buttons Stretch Book to make a Joni Dress from black and white crepe scuba.


Pattern: Joni Dress from Stretch
Fabric: Monochrome Scuba Crepe from Minverva Crafts
Notions: Swimsuit/ Clear Elastic to stabilise the seams
Modifications: None.
Fit: Great, very flattering.
Difficulty: Advanced beginner.
Watch out for: Neckline is a little tricky, I used this great sew-along from Sewisfaction.
Make Again? Happy with just this one, as I haven’t found many occasions to wear it to yet.

For more photos and to read more about construction and working with scuba fabric head to the Minverva Crafts blog here

Disclosure: This post includes affiliate links

Happy Making

Claire & co.



4 thoughts on “Minerva Crafts Blog: Joni Dress in Scuba

  1. That looks great I love the neckline, it is always good to find new ways to add interest. Do you find it hot to wear though, I have made one scuba dress and I was roasting all evening when I wore it, mine was a little clingy though.


    • claireingram says:

      Thanks Diane! The neckline and shape is very flattering. Honestly, I haven’t found it too hot, as I made it in the midst of Winter here in the UK, but as its synthetic, I wouldn’t advise it for hot days. I’d love to see a photo of your dress! x


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