Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Black/Blue/White Dress

Simplicity 2337 has five lovely styles and the sizes range from 4-20. View A was made of ITY knit from Fabric Mart. The dress was very easy to put together. I actually thought the fabric was a simple mixed print until I looked up and into the mirror and noticed that the fabric was actually in rows. This is the second time that I appreciated having my cutting area where I am standing vertically with the fabric laying so that the selvage vertically facing the mirror. It took me a couple of days to think about and cut this dress. Some pieces were cut single because I wanted to match everything.

 
My friend came by and tried on this dress and loved it. She doesn't have a flat stomach and she immediately noticed that her stomach was hidden. I didn't think to take a picture for posting. It was not made for her, but for my family member who is about eight inches taller, younger, and wears her dresses at knee length.

 
Another successful invisible zipper!

 
As for alterations: I decided to use the front and back pattern pieces and cut fabric to line the upper bodice instead of using the facing pieces.


                                                    I can't wait to see this in a solid fabric.

12 comments:

  1. Oh I love this dress. And it has the added bonus of hiding the stomach that your friend noticed, just what I need!

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    1. Ann, I agree as I would have to increase the size for myself. The size ranges from 4-20.

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  2. I love this dress. Such a rich, bold print. The bolder the print the better IMO! Someone (for whom it was made) is going to be REALLY happy....I know I would be! Very nice!

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  3. Great dress. I know your friend was so pleased.

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  4. Such a pretty dress. Great job. happy sewing.

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  5. Oh Yes, that is a beautiful tummy hiding dress - and a fab pattern - this will look so smart on the lucky wearer.

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    1. I'm happy with the results, especially the bodice lining.

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