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Some Like it Hot Sheath

Added Mar 30, 2012

by sunnilj9

Cedar City, Utah...






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!

xoxo, Sunni

Material Notes

rust colored linen, bemberg rayon lining, buttons, invisible zipper, thread




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Mod, Preppy

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    May 22, 2012, 09.46 PMby baroness

    Very very lovely – pattern, colour, detail and execution. Congrats.

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    Apr 13, 2012, 08.19 AMby laracrj

    Stunning! It’s so elegant and sophisticated!

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    Apr 3, 2012, 10.04 PMby flowergirl22

    oh so nice,, really fits well. i wish someone would send me a pattern

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    Apr 1, 2012, 03.47 PMby sunnilj9

    Thanks everyone for your sweet comments! You guys are the best!

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    Mar 31, 2012, 12.11 PMby lorilaroo

    This is amazing! I’ll have to try this pattern with your adjustment suggestions. Just beautiful!

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    Mar 31, 2012, 11.10 AMby libra-s

    It is really hot!! Well done!

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    Mar 31, 2012, 10.48 AMby Cherry Pix

    Stunning…as usual! Love your work! PS. that colour is superb on you.

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    Mar 31, 2012, 09.58 AMby paunnet

    Gorgeous! The colour is perfect on you.

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    Mar 31, 2012, 09.51 AMby Jolands

    Very Nice! Like your blog too.

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    Mar 31, 2012, 07.25 AMby jadealamode

    It’s definitely hot!! ha ha. I love it!

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    Mar 31, 2012, 06.23 AMby mokosha

    beautiful dress.. and that color is amazing

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    Mar 31, 2012, 05.33 AMby nouvellegamine

    so totally gorgeous! love the color :D

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    Mar 31, 2012, 05.22 AMby marec

    I love the style and the fit…it is super cute.

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    Mar 31, 2012, 02.00 AMby wildcatspow

    Love it so much! This dress is absolutely perfect!

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    Mar 31, 2012, 12.08 AMby schnui

    Yes, well done sunnil, this dress looks great on you and the colour perfect. The 2 little tucks at the waist and the tab front with buttons has given this dress a very chic finish.

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    Mar 30, 2012, 11.40 PMby AGoodWardrobe

    Sunni, you look amazing in this dress! I love the color, the shape, the fabric. Such a great make!

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    Mar 30, 2012, 11.35 PMby gaellecharron928

    Gosh! That is one lovely dress!

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