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Simplicity: 2053 (Misses Dress in two lengths with bodice variations) thumbsup - Type:Dresses
Review submitted in Cocktail Outfit Contest Contest    printable version
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Review rated Helpful by 1 people    Very Helpful by 6 people   
Reviewed by:slmstyle
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Posted on:12/28/13 8:56 PM
Project Photo:Simplicity: 2053 by slmstyle

Simplicity: 2053 by slmstyle  Simplicity: 2053 by slmstyle  
Pattern Photo:Simplicity 2053
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Pattern Rating:Great Wardrobe Builder
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Pattern Description: Side pleated one shoulder, or with sleeves, day or evening sheath dress.

Pattern Sizing: 6,8,10,12,14 I made the *gulp* 14 according to my body measurements. I think I need to lay off the Holiday Cheer and get back to my smaller pattern sizes!

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? If you look carefully at the style lines of my dress, yes, it does, but the sequined lace fabric I used hides the pleat details of the pattern somewhat.

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, they were very well written instructions.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love the pleated rouching of this pattern, very flattering for the female figure!

Fabric Used: A sequinned lace stretchy stuff I bought at Fabric Depot in Portland, Oregon as well as the tricot underlining I used.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: Since there is no lining to this dress, I chose to underline all of my pattern pieces with a stretch tricot as my outer fashion fabric was a tad sheer. I did not make the shoulder strap or flower as I just wanted a clean, one shoulder dress.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I would sew this again if I was looking for another dress with this side pleat detail. I recommend it as well.

Conclusion: I made this dress up in a few days for the Cocktail Dress contest, plus I love the one shoulder style. I have seen this look in many shops and on line for a variation on a cocktail dress. Nice pattern!
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Sew Good said...
Very very nice!
12/28/13 9:16 PM
CounttyGirl619 said...
Absolutely beautiful! Love the fabric, too!
12/28/13 9:27 PM
cmcarr said...
Looks great.
12/28/13 11:44 PM
Melwyk said...
Wow, so beautiful on you! And I wouldn't worry about the holiday cheer, you look fab ;)
12/29/13 0:19 AM
Levone said...
Gorgeous dress, the color is very flattering on you!
12/29/13 1:31 AM
Ilonka said...
Fantastic dress, great choice of fabric! Love the photos!
12/29/13 2:07 AM
CraftAddict said...
Very pretty!
12/29/13 7:50 AM
jjosiejo said...
Wow, fantastic - I have this pattern in my stash, your version has really inspired me!
12/29/13 8:10 AM
CissieW said...
You look ready for a New Year's Eve party! Smashing! I have this pattern sitting on my cutting table -- your version makes me want to get on with it!
12/29/13 8:49 AM
mnitts said...
Great party dress! Very glam.
12/29/13 8:57 AM
sewin said...
Very pretty on you. The fit is perfect. You look very glam.
12/29/13 9:19 AM
madbadger said...
Fabulous dress!
12/29/13 10:42 AM
Jrhee said...
12/29/13 10:44 AM
STARG said...
Great dress! Love the color and it looks fabulous on you.
12/29/13 1:14 PM
Quickie said...
Looks good on you
12/29/13 3:20 PM
ntpolite said...
What a great holiday dress.
12/29/13 6:36 PM
knitsewmuch said...
12/29/13 7:56 PM
SewLibra said...
Wow, wow, and more wow!
12/29/13 8:58 PM
mangoflavor said...
This pattern looks great in your fabric choice
12/31/13 0:28 AM
imsewcrazy said...
Wow! This is fabulous!
12/31/13 6:35 AM
WinterQueen said...
This is absolutely stunning! Amazing fit, amazing fabric! :)x
12/31/13 8:27 AM
Sindy in PA said...
You really know what looks amazing on you! The fit and color couldn't be more perfect.
12/31/13 8:05 PM
Aroura said...
Sexy look, love the fit and color! Stunning.
1/1/14 3:46 AM
knitsewmuch said...
Simply gorgeous!
1/2/14 6:06 PM
leoniep said...
That's a wow dress. Well done!
1/2/14 10:46 PM
mesewlot said...
What a stunning dress! I'm in love with the fabric!
1/4/14 4:15 AM
Margaret said...
Stunning dress, great color on you!
1/5/14 7:20 AM
lamstu said...
Fabulosity for sure! Must get this great pattern for myself soon.
1/5/14 7:33 AM
mcbrow said...
Congratulations! Dress is gorgeous, and you look great in it!
1/10/14 11:22 AM
PoldaPop said...
I love this dress! You look gorgeous!
1/18/14 9:33 PM
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