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White and blue Simplicity 1873

Added Apr 20, 2014

by Anjovis

Helsinki, Finland






First I have to say this dress project had many reasons to worry. First of all I wasn’t sure if this pattern would be ok or not. I didn’t like the pattern cover picture as the dress look too short and somehow the fabric choice wasn’t great. However, I decided to give it a try. Next uncertain thing was this fabric. For the first time I purchased fabric from Ikea. When I saw this fabric I instantly knew I needed to make a dress out of it. I was worried about the wuality however. But luckily there was no need to worry. The fabric washes very nicely and was perfect for this dress.

This pattern was very easy and fun to sew. The only problem was with the pleats since the skirt part didn’t match with the bodice until I had made some small fixes. No big deal really but one of those things I can imagine getting on a nerve on a bad day… I lined the bodice with white cotton but left the skirt part unlined. I used version C pattern for the bodice. However, I decided to go for version A and B skirt to have it a bit longer.

I wore this dress today on our family Easter luncheon and I have to say this might be my new favourite dress. Until I sew the next one… :D Happy Easter everyone!


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    Apr 27, 2014, 02.47 PMby nrobson


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    Apr 21, 2014, 04.42 PMby colorfulphoebe

    This is a really pretty dress! Beautiful work!

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      Apr 25, 2014, 04.29 AMby Anjovis

      Thank you so much :)

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    Apr 21, 2014, 11.48 AMby Kajsavarg79

    It looks great!! I Would love to make a dress like that but I think I need to practice sewing a bit more first… ;)

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      Apr 25, 2014, 04.29 AMby Anjovis

      Thank you Kajsa. You should give this pattern a try :)

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    Apr 21, 2014, 03.26 AMby rita61

    Nice dress for Easter

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      Apr 25, 2014, 04.28 AMby Anjovis

      Thank you Rita!

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    Apr 20, 2014, 08.46 PMby slmnstyle

    Such a cute dress! I like Ikea fabrics, some are really nice and the prints are fun. I’m glad you went for it and sewed it!

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      Apr 25, 2014, 04.28 AMby Anjovis

      Thank you :) I will for sure be using Ikea fabrics also in the future. This was such a positive experience.

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    Apr 20, 2014, 08.26 PMby liliv-1

    It’s a really lovely dress! I bet you had a great time wearing it today!

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      Apr 25, 2014, 04.27 AMby Anjovis

      Thank you Liliv! I really enjoy wearing this dress :)

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    Apr 20, 2014, 07.35 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    What a Great dress Anjovis! Perfect match for you – both the style and the fabric! :-)

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      Apr 25, 2014, 04.26 AMby Anjovis

      Thank you for your nice words Ellen :)

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