Added Jun 5, 2013
The fabric for this dress was received in exchange for my contributions as a Britex Guest Blogger
Simplicity 2577: Junior Misses’ and Misses’ One-Piece Dress with Detachable Bow: Bodice feature kimono sleeves, soft pleats at back neck edge and is gathered at waistline. Slim skirt has a pleat at lower edge of center back seam. V. 1 has 3/4 length sleeves; contrasting bow; button trim above skirt pleat. V. 2 has short sleeves.
Like most vintage patterns, the instructions assume basic dress construction knowledge. This particular pattern has quite a few diagrams, and a careful reading of the instructions will make it easy to put this dress together.
This sack-back dress is unlike anything else in my closet, and unlike anything I have ever made. I thought it was time to try something new, and this pattern fit the bill.
I added a lining to the skirt because the fabric is well suited to Fall and Winter weather and will likely be wearing stockings.
I also underlined the back of the skirt to prevent the baggy bottom that so often occurs with fitted skirts after a few hours of wear (especially with a chenille fabric with lots of drape). There is a little tutorial over on my blog, if you are interested in more specifics on that!
I am thrilled with this outfit. This one actually turned out better than I expected!
More pictures may be found over on my blog, Lilacs & Lace.
Chenille; Silk Underlining; Rayon Lining
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