Hammered Silk Dress, Simplicity 2360

Added Oct 16, 2010

by corduroycoat

Portland, Oregon...

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Description

There was only a yard and a half left on the bolt when I bought this fabric, but I really loved it so I went with it anyway and squeezed this dress (minus all the details) out of it. I would have liked to include the flounces in the princess seams, but since I didn’t have enough fabric I just did two rows of topstiching over all the seam to give it a little interest.

This was my first time sewing with a really slippery fabric like this, and I can’t say it was easy. I used french seams throughout, which makes the inside really nice, but I think that’s why I’m getting some puckery action on the outside.

Overall, there’s something about this dress that I’m not wild about, but I’m not sure what it is.

Material Notes

Blue hammered silk from Fabric Depot in Portland.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Fall, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Casual
Material
Silk

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    Oct 16, 2010, 03.44 PMby lizajane09

    I think it’s beautiful! I like your haircut, too.

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