Added Mar 31, 2010
Salt Lake City, ...
This is a dress made from Simplicity 2724. I was thinking about Zoe’s post over on the Colette Pattern’s Blog of how to break up a printed fabric with a solid or subtle printed fabric. Then I saw this pattern and knew it would be the perfect dress for this application. The top section is made from Heather Bailey’s Nicey Jane printed cotton and the bottom is a wool/poly blended herringbone. This dress has a smashing side zip that is applied with the best lapped handpicked zipper application known to man. There were a few fitting adjustments made to the original pattern to get it to fit like a glove and there were a few things I altered with the pattern itself. I made a lining for the skirt portion which the pattern didn’t call for and I eliminated the facing for the sleeve and gave it a bias binding instead. I’m thrilled with how well it turned out and absolutely love the fact that its so easy to wear to work or a night out. For more on this dress visit my blog.
Heather Bailey’s Nicey Jane Cotton, wool/poly blend herringbone, bemberg lining, zipper, thread
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