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Posted on:8/14/14 10:20 AM
Project Photo:Simplicity: 2648 by cleverkitty

Simplicity: 2648 by cleverkitty  Simplicity: 2648 by cleverkitty  
Pattern Photo:Simplicity 2648
Simplicity Pattern Info
Pattern Rating:Highly Recommend
Review Rating: Very Helpful by 3 people   
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Fabric:Cotton-Lycra Woven  [See other projects in this fabric]
Pattern Description: Dress with individual pattern pieces for slim, average and curvy fit, A, B, C, D cup sizes.
Fabrics; lightweight Poplin, light weight sateen, lightweight wool and wool blend, Sandwash silk, sueded silks and rayons, silk linen, lightweight double knits, soft lightweight linen and linen blends.

Pattern Sizing: sizes 6 through 24 I used size 8 tapering out to size 10 in the hips. View C.
Muslin was view B with View A belt. I used A cup and curvy fit my hips are 36 1/2 my main concern was my waist at 27, that would be between a size 12 and 14 if choosing size on envelope the ease is 2 1/2 above body measurement with 1 inch seam allowance so size 10 worked out fine.

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? Very Easy

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? Loves: fitted, cup size, seams and dart shaping. Dislikes: Facings

Fabric Used: Linen ( muslin dress) Red cotton stretch pique from Vogue Fabrics 5.99 yd from fabric swatch mailer Spring 2012
Red tone on tone charmeuse for lining.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I did away with the facing and lined it but in retrospect I should have attached the facings to the lining, this was not a problem since my lining was red but I recommend it for any lining showing through for the sleeveless version. I used an invisible zipper, to avoid using a hook at the top I sewed it closed.
Adding the lining to the dress: right sides together seaming everything except the shoulder and part of the back of the shoulder I was able to turn the lining inside then stitch the shoulder with the sewing machine then hand stitch the back armhole lining to the dress. I used the same pieces for the lining as the dress sans the facings.
They have you seam the side seams last for fitting purposes, not the usual way but it worked out fine. There are 1 inch seams at the sides. I like to hem the lining 1/2 inch less then the dress hem.

Would you sew it again? No only because I have too many other dress patterns needing to be made.
Would you recommend it to others? Yes

Conclusion: This pattern has been in my stash awhile, Finally I decided to make it, it turned out really nice once I got the fitting down.


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Barbara V said...
That is a beautiful dress and style on you. I'm glad you ended up sewing it. Red suits you well!
8/14/14 12:19 PM
SewWil said...
Beautiful dress!!! I love everything about this. Looks wonderful on you.
8/14/14 12:37 PM
grays08 said...
WOW! This is fantastic...really love this one on you! I need a red dress now, lol. : )
8/14/14 12:55 PM
ditchstitcher said...
Really flattering dress, and looks well fitted. I feel inspired to go through my stash as well!
8/14/14 1:36 PM
persevering said...
Yes, beautiful and what a fabulous fit too ... Thanks for the information you have provided ... especially about sizing etc. I always enjoy seeing and reading about your sewing ... learning :) and absorbing until the day I again with the reassurance I've been provided at the site, get back into sewing too (yes, it is going to happen)....Thanking you from Toronto
8/14/14 1:37 PM
jlg said...
Very nice! It looks great on you!
8/14/14 7:12 PM
liliv said...
lovely fit, lovely neckline and nothing is better than a red dress
8/14/14 8:12 PM
PattyE said...
Oh wow, great dress and red looks really nice on you.
8/14/14 8:14 PM
AnneM said...
Very nice dress, great job. (& love the lining fabric)
8/15/14 6:05 AM
Danmar said...
Very nice job! Very attractive
9/11/14 10:33 AM
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