Open Shoulder Belted Dress, Simplicity 2406

Added Oct 16, 2010

by corduroycoat

Portland, Oregon...

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Description

I really love the Cynthia Rowley patterns for Simplicity, and I think this one is my absolute fave. It’s amazing that something with open shoulders and that huge slit down the back still comes off as casual and a little sophisticated. You’d think the shoulders would be tricky to sew, but the instructions are excellent, so the whole project was really straightforward. I think next summer I’ll try the sleeveless variation.

I used a cotton batik (LOVE this print!) which feels a little starchy, but is wearing in really nicely, and getting much softer. I highly recommend this pattern.

Material Notes

Blue and green cotton batik from Fabric Depot in Portland. They always have an excellent selection of batiks in rayon and cotton!

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Summer
For
Women
Style
Casual, Ethnic

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    Jul 25, 2011, 12.45 AMby nehozack

    I think this is my favorite so far, and I LOVE this pattern.

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    Oct 17, 2010, 11.24 PMby ellohdesign

    very cute! i usually don’t like open shoulders but it works on this.

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    Oct 16, 2010, 07.05 PMby anaalves

    love the pattern and the cut.It looks great on you!

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    Oct 16, 2010, 06.01 PMby janul

    very nice….

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