Monday, June 23, 2014

Pleasant Floral Print Dress

 
Pattern Description: Simplicity 2474  Threads Collection Misses' and Plus Size dress or top, pants, jacket, scarf and knit cardigan
 Sizes: 10-28W
 
It did not look like the photo in that 5" was to the length and after trying it on during fitting, I removed 1 1/2" from each side below the bust tapering it to a slimmer fit at the hem. The front of the dress was cut on the fold to remove the front seam.
 


Fabric Used: Lined look polyester purchased from Walmart about eight years ago.
Polyester lining from Vogue Fabrics online
 
It would be good for me to remake this dress in another type of fabric that can't be distorted. This has some poof (it's as if the air is flowing around underneath). A nice crepe or cotton would be nice. The dress has too much extra fabric for my taste. Although it might be what my body type needs, it was very unattractive.
The green in this fabric is the exact color of my bedroom walls and the first thing I did was place it on my bed as an overlay and surprisingly my husband liked it. I left it there for a couple of days and one day he came home and saw me sewing it and asked why? Now, I do regret cutting it as I'm not pleased with it.
A matching Jacket is on it's way and I wonder if I'll be satisfied as this fabric does not lay flat. It reminds me of my silk organza pressing cloth.

8 comments:

  1. Don't you look spiffy in that wonderfully fitting dress and pretty hat! I think it screams cool, summer dress. Hang it in the magic closet - maybe you will develop a liking for it after it stays there for a little bit.

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  2. Linda, thanks for the wonderful suggestion. I'm working on the jacket and think it will have the same problem. I probably shouldn't make it, but it was cut at the same time, so we'll see the end results.

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  3. Very fresh and beautiful - I agree, with Linda - and perhaps wear the dress with a plain jacket, and the patterned jacket with something plain - when you want something fresh looking, this may well be the ticket. I have a couple of things I don't really like in my wardrobe, but sometimes they are really handy !

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    1. Thanks Sarah Liz! That's another thought. So, I just might wear it to tonight's church service instead of a Sunday morning service.

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  4. Pretty dress and agree with the others and give it some time.

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    1. It actually looks really great on you. I think you will eventually like it. Just give it time. I also like the idea of wearing it with a plain jacket.

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    2. Thank you! I agree with you both about the plain jacket. Now I have to get to work on this.

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