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Simplicity: 2774 (Misses' / Women's knit dress in three lenghts or tunic) thumbsup - Type:Dresses    printable version
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Posted on:11/2/13 7:58 PM
Project Photo:Simplicity: 2774 by prttynpnk

Simplicity: 2774 by prttynpnk  Simplicity: 2774 by prttynpnk  
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Pattern Rating:Great Wardrobe Builder
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Pattern Description: Misses empire waist dress with sleeve, length and neckline variants

Pattern Sizing: Misses

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, it did! I'm on a roll!

Were the instructions easy to follow? Very easy, tho I think that I would do the shoulder seam before the cuff pleats- doing them all as one piece instead of trying to match them up after you do each side. All those little tucks- oy- I grow woozy!

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? This has a nice girlish shape and lots of variety- works great with border patterns too!

Fabric Used: a border print knit

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I skipped the zipper. Why have a zipper in a knit dress? Also, if I'd thought about that before cutting, I'd have skipped the center back seams completely . I've really got to start planning better! After my death there will be a room with nothing but zippers purchased for specific projects that didn't need them!

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? This is a good basic shape with nice pleating details. I will try another variation definitely. This is my first time really enjoying a knit- I found a good stitch and a patient fabric.

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imsewcrazy said...
This looks absolutely beautiful on you! The fabric is perfect!!! Great choice. I love your poses!!
11/2/13 8:06 PM
Myspirit4 said...
Great dress and I love the fabric!
11/2/13 8:12 PM
grays08 said...
This looks fabulous on you! Love the print, and you absolutely own this dress, wonderful job!
11/2/13 9:27 PM
halleyscomet said...
Very cute!
11/2/13 9:46 PM
Jstarr4250 said...
You look seriously spectacular in this dress. Loved your on-location photo shoot.
11/2/13 9:50 PM
madbadger said...
Love that print, love that dress!
11/2/13 11:58 PM
margy.64 said...
Lovely dress that is very flattering on you.
11/3/13 5:17 AM
Marge99 said...
Gosh, you look smashing again. Love how you used the border print. Final photo in the photoshoot on your blog is so cute!
11/3/13 7:08 AM
Amanda.Claire said...
You are looking divine in your creation! I adore that fabric and only wish dresses would suit me better. You know, a maxi dress might actually work for me.
11/3/13 8:02 AM
Ellenatlga said...
gorgeous! That fabric is TDF!!
11/3/13 9:25 AM
mary in FL said...
I love your fabric! Now that I see the results, I might have to try this pattern, since I already have it ...
11/3/13 10:18 AM
canei said...
Love it!!!
11/3/13 10:47 AM
carolynw said...
Well I am done laughing at your hilarious blog post! Disagree with hubby - this dress is absolutely beautiful and as requested from a sewist's brain - yes the shoulder seam sewn first would have made much more sense. Sometimes the pattern makers like to play funny games with our brains - so we buy books to tell us what is right and what is plain stupid. Your use of the border print is pure genius
11/3/13 11:02 AM
Wianno Girl said...
All around fab dress on you.
11/3/13 3:23 PM
BeaJay said...
A stunner of a dress. I have border print envy. We can add you zips to my unused zips (I have zip phobia) and we can close up the hole in the ozone layer. You look fab in that dress and the colours are gorgeous.
11/3/13 8:17 PM
Sue Parrott said...
Love this on you! Super cute!
11/3/13 8:54 PM
ggf2005 said...
love your layout and your dress!
11/5/13 2:33 PM
Sew Good said...
I LOVE YOUR DRESS!! Perfect fabric choice and it looks awesome on you.
11/10/13 11:12 AM
Sherril Miller said...
Not sure how I missed this, but I love it!~
3/1/14 10:50 PM
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