Monday, September 22, 2014

Pink and Grey Plans turned Grey

Pattern: OOP Simplicity 3505 Misses'/Miss Petite Dress or Top, Pants or shorts, Jacket. I've had this pattern for a few years.
                                   

Fabric: Grey Peachskin which is polyester, very soft, and silky.
                                                                                                        
Dress front has a yoke that I had planned to use pink silk, but it was too thin and didn't look just right after pressing the interfacing to the fabric. It also has darts that are formed from the armhole edge stitched in a downward position and a center pleat. The back of the dress has tucks instead of darts and a vent at the hemline which I normally refer to as a kick pleat.

 For those of you who still have a flattering waistline a belt made of the same fabric would be complimentary.

Alterations: Pockets were not added.
                                                 
 
 Jacket has front pleats beneath the bust point and a center back pleat.

Sewing with Peach skin requires a very sharp needle. One must test the stitches to avoid puckering. Hand sewing is also a slow process because of the tight weave of the fabric.

 
I really do like this pattern and would recommend it for it's versatility. I'm really interest in this pant pattern.
 
Simplicity  3505

 
Simplicity  3505
Simplicity  3505

18 comments:

  1. Beautiful outfit, from the colour right to the pattern! Great choice, the peachskin gives it a wrinkle free look. You have sewn this well as I have heard that peachskin can be quite difficult to sew with ... J

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  2. What a wonderful blog you have, Dorothy! I am glad to be a new follower! Thank you for all the comments you have left on my blog. I like this ensemble! That is a cute OOP pattern.

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  3. Such a great color on you and a nice outfit.

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  4. What a great pattern - it makes up nicely, and looks so nice on you. The colour you are wearing is just right for this elegant outfit.

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    1. Thanks Sarah! The color looks a little off than the hat, but it's because of the sheen.

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  5. I love your choice of fabrics, you always seem to know what pattern will suit you t...This one with the pleat back on the jacket...so lovely..

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  6. Looking lovey Mrs. Dot. The color is awesome.

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  7. Great choice of fabric and pattern. You always look so lady-like in your creations.

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  8. Love this pattern.. Looks great on you. Happy sewing

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  9. Thanks for the tip re sewing peachskin fabric - it appeals with its texture so this info is good to remember. Love your outfit! As a dedicated hat wearer, I so admire an outfit with that crowning touch!

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