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Monday, July 5, 2010

Another Dress Project Complete

I hope everyone has enjoyed the 4th of July holiday weekend. I sure have. I decided to stay in on Saturday and sew. My husband barbequed on Sunday which was a surprise to me. My daughters, of course, were very happy.

After starting last week, I finished up this dress from Simplicity 3874.

Here I am in a couple of rare photos of myself wearing the dress. Took advantage of having one of my photographers around to take pictures. The fabric is a polyester print that I think came from Walmart a few years ago. Originally purposed for a blouse. I like the dress much better.
Pattern Description: Misses dress with bodice variations and jacket
Pattern Sizing: 16-24
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I really like this pattern. I made the jacket to go with another outfit last year.
Fabric used: Silky polyester
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: The only thing I did was add about an inch to the bottom of the bodice. I tend to be on the short-waisted and for dresses or tops that have a seam or other definition underneath the bust area, I add a little length to that area. Always works out well.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I might sew the other dress view and yes I do recommend this to others.
Conclusion: I definitely like the way the dress turned out and will probably make it again with the sleeved version of the dress.


gwensews said...

That is a lovely dress. It looks fantastic on you!

Jen said...

The dress looks wonderful.

Adrienne said...


Debbie Cook said...

Your dress looks great! I'm so glad to see this as I was just looking at this pattern again this weekend. I've had it in my stash since it first came out, but somehow it keeps getting pushed down on the list.

Alethia said...

Very nice Jackie, I like this!Great fit on you.

Sheila said...

Beautiful dress and thanks for answering something for me. I am also short waisted and couldn't figure out why garments with seams under the bust would fit awkward. Thank you for helping me figure out the unknown... I made a dress 2 weeks ago and really like it, but couldn't figure out why the bodice was fitting a lil weird, it has since been pegged as a house

Tanya said...

Very cute dress, love it.

Omega said...

I love your dress, it looks great on you. I have that pattern too, I'll have to give it a try soon. Looks great for Summer.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

This is a great dress! Love it on you!