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Posted on:6/23/14 0:03 AM
Last Updated:6/28/14 8:10 PM
Project Photo:Simplicity: 1716 by AneliseN

Simplicity: 1716 by AneliseN  Simplicity: 1716 by AneliseN  
Pattern Photo:Simplicity 1716
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Pattern Rating:Great Wardrobe Builder
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Fabric:Silk Chiffon  [See other projects in this fabric]
The view I made (view E) is a loosely-fitting top with a cowl neck and similar draping throughout much of the bodice, with short fluttery sleeves.

This pattern calls for a stretch knit, but I really wanted to make it in this beautiful orange chiffon I had. I decided to make a muslin out of a woven fabric first to see if the pattern could be adapted. I made the muslin in a size 12 (I'm usually a size 8-10) to make sure I had enough room to fit in it.

The pattern is actually very roomy. I ended up cutting it back down to a size 10 and still had plenty of room, even though I was using a woven fabric. I suspect I could have made it in a size 8 to begin with without trouble. This particular version was very pretty in my orange chiffon and I see no reason that a stretch is required. Because the pattern is supposed to be so loose-fitting, it is not hard to fit.

The instructions were overall easy to follow. There were a few minor details that I think the instructions overlooked (like tacking the cowl into place once it has been folded over), but overall it was a really easy project.

The shirt turned out really cute. I used it as the top of a sundress. I have pictures of the whole project and how I put it together on my blog!

Update: I posted a tutorial to my blog about how to make a square skirt that exactly matches your waist and length specifications!
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AngelaSews said...
Ooh, what a lovely whimsical dress. So pretty!
6/23/14 0:28 AM
Batik said...
Beautiful. Love the color, the flow, the slip. Amazing!
6/23/14 3:11 AM
supizoo said...
6/23/14 5:34 AM
sugarduck said...
What a beautiful, summery dress. That chiffon looks like liquid sunshine in the first photo! ;-) Great job!
6/23/14 8:10 AM
kajero said...
Beautiful dress! It's Amazing. I read your wonderful blog. The details for this dress are fantastic. I would have never attempted anything like this when I was high school!
6/23/14 11:44 AM
PriorPatterns said...
I love your fabric choice! Lovely dress.
6/23/14 11:35 PM
Jodi Lynn said...
Gorgeous dress!
6/24/14 3:27 PM
mmcp said...
It is a gorgeous dress and a fantastic color.
6/24/14 7:32 PM
Gail Lyle said...
You look stunning in your beautiful dress. Simply gorgeous.
6/25/14 7:52 AM
beanchor said...
This is just dreamy! Love the summery color.
6/25/14 5:20 PM
Someday2005 said...
The dress is beautiful as well as the blouse you made.
6/28/14 9:27 PM
Sue Parrott said...
Beautiful color and fabric! Pretty!
6/29/14 9:26 AM
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