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Is it a Bird? Is it a Plane?

Added Jul 21, 2013

by Amy Thomas

Leeds, United Ki...






This is Simplicity 2444; the dress that every man and his dog has made. Well maybe not the dog.

I used this amazing plane print fabric; it’s a lovely pea green with beige planes of varying sizes all over it.

I made a few alterations to the dress. I did a full lining as you can see. I also took a massive wedge out of the bust which helped as both a small bust adjustment and a petite bodice adjustment, two for one. I also swapped out the pleated skirt for gathers. Finally I used a lapped zipper insertion.

See more pictures on my blog!

Material Notes

I used an amazingly buttery soft cotton lawn from Textile Express. I really recommend the company. Great prices, they’re very helpful, they send samples and the delivery is super quick!
The lining is poly crepe in a beige/taupe.




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type

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    Jul 22, 2013, 08.04 PMby SassyT

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    Jul 22, 2013, 10.46 AMby liliv-1

    Very unusual fabric! I love it and I like your dress. I haven’ t used this pattern:) And my cats don’t sew:)

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    Jul 22, 2013, 08.36 AMby Mary Athey

    lovely dress and it looks great on you x

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    Jul 22, 2013, 07.24 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    Very nice summerdress – looks lovely on you;)

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    Jul 22, 2013, 05.31 AMby MissMaddiePi

    True…I have made a muslin of this dress but can’t decided on the fabric…for six months now…which is absurd because I have a lot of fabric, I mean “Hoarders” has nothing on me… I really do like your version a lot. The fabric is really delicious and lovely and it looks to fit perfectly and makes your figure look perfect…which it might be, but if you fitted the dress poorly, then it wouldn’t look perfect… I am inspired by your version, the most pared-down one – your dress just says SUMMER to me and since it’s almost over I want one too. I have some swiss dot watercolor floral that’s sooo soft… I have always thought I would make it in a solid to show of the pleating…but I love your print…conundrums!

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