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Vintage Simplicity 9907 (with alterations)

Added Jan 18, 2013

by Claire Cooper

Newcastle Upon T...

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Description

I decided that I’d have a go at making a dress based on this pattern with some fabric that I got from a charity shop for £2. However I wanted to change the neckline somewhat.
I saw this dress, worn by Nigella in her last series and really liked the collar detail. So I decided to draft a new neckline and collar and add contrast cuffs as well. The dress is longer than it appears on the pattern envelope and even after shortening it’s still a bit longer. I’ve also kept the more A line skirt shape as I know it suits me and it’s easier for work.
I measured the pattern pieces and made alterations to the sizing, the hips were fine as i’m a pear shape, but I removed 1cm off each side seam (4cm) total, and increased the waist dart widths by 1cm each side, tapering to the original dart at the hip and in a bit at the bust. the bust dart was OK.
I traced the pattern pieces and made a new neckline and with the help of my pattern book. I drafted the collar.
It’s taken me quite a while to make the dress, mainly because I decided part way through making that I needed a lining, and the time it took to make the alterations to the pattern. I didn’t really follow the pattern instructions as I’ve made a few dresses now. I am quite proud of the collar, it rolls nicely and sits well. I think I will catch it to the dress at the back as it gets caught up when i put my jacket on.

Material Notes

Mixed fibre woven

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Dress

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    Feb 11, 2014, 07.47 AMby shoshana13

    I was looking for Simplicity 9907. Are you sure that there was no mistake in the number?

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      Feb 17, 2014, 05.04 PMby Claire Cooper

      That’s what my pattern envelope says – sometimes numbers get reused when a pattern is no longer continued.

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    Jan 20, 2013, 04.21 PMby zimbarus

    The dress looks great! Love the collar and the contrast. :-)

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    Jan 20, 2013, 01.11 PMby froggylonglegs

    This is such a lovely dress! Well done, it looks fab on you! I just love the contrast.

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