Added Mar 30, 2012
Salt Lake City, ...
I was asked to participate in a blog hop by Simplicity. They sent me 3 patterns from which they wanted me to choose one and mock it up and write about it. Um. Yes Please! I was happy to participate and from it I chose to give Simplicity 1913 a go.
As this is a Project Runway pattern there are several pattern options, nearly all of which I didn’t use…. I tried doing several but soon found that for my shape and fashion sense, less is more. I loved the princess seamed bodice – something I usually don’t go for as I’ve always felt that princess seams were never really that great on me. Much to my surprise they look rather fab. At least to me. I opted not to do the gathering at the waist, not because I didn’t like it and or want it, but because I can’t do gathers at my waist no matter how hard I try. Right there in my middle, they just don’t work real well. I can’t pull them off for some reason. Sigh. So instead, I did tucks and I love them! Yay!
I fully lined the entire dress and made it semi fitted rather than my usual fitted within a centimeter of breathing. This factor alone makes the dress so wearable. I can throw on a cardi and flats for everyday, yet swap out for some heels and sparkly jewels for night. Now that’s magic!
Last but not least, I finished it off with a tab and buttons. I’ve received so many compliments on this dress, its crazy! Lots a love for sheaths. Now, don’t you wish you had one? As always, you can read more on my blog!
rust colored linen, bemberg rayon lining, buttons, invisible zipper, thread
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