Simplicity Cynthia Rowley 1873
Added Apr 9, 2014
Austin, Texas, U...
This dress is like pleat city! There are pleats all over the skirt and pleats on the cap sleeves. It made for a slower sewing process and it also makes for a LOT of ironing after you start washing and wearing this dress. But they are so pretty! I decided to line the entire dress because the cotton I used was lightweight and didn’t hold as much shape as I would have liked. The lining helps give it more retro-inspired pouf, which I like. I also added pockets in the skirt side seams.
I used a Japanese cotton for the dress exterior and an acetate lining.