Thursday, April 07, 2011

Simplicity 2580



Description:  Misses  dresses in 2 lengths with different top choices. I made View C and omitted the sleeves for Erin.

Sizing: 6 to 22

Instructions:  They were good and easy to follow.  The bodice on View C is the same as the bodice for View D. The only difference is connecting the loop on View C.   I did have to keep the pattern piece handy to make sure I had the bodice going the correct direction.  It is self-lined, with a fold to have the front and the lining all in one.  Lots of interesting angles, to form this draped front but easy to get it turned around possibly.


Likes/Dislikes:  They are mostly likes:
  • the neckline choices
  • the drape and fit of the dress
  • ease of construciton.
  • the overall look
one dislike:
The loop pulls the bodice up funny.








Fabric:  A wonderful knit from Joann's, just a fun fabric for a 20-something young woman.

Changes:  The last dress I made for Erin was too long by 3-4". The pattern envelope shows the shorter version below the knee on the model, I knew this wasn't a length Erin wanted.  Plus, I was short on fabric, I folded up the skirt by 3" to make it shorter and save fabric.   I still took a 1-1/2" hem in the skirt after this change. 

Conclusion: Erin wanted a dress from this fabric and picked a couple of patterns she liked. I think it turned out fabulous. It was quick and fun to make.
 



 I had to take pictures in front of my beautiful weeping Cherry tree.

16 comments:

  1. Very cute dress. I just got some of that fabric the other day for a shirt for myself. I was surprised to find it at J's.

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  2. SO CUTE!! Love the fabric. Last week when I was in my local Joann's it was slim pickin's. Hopefully they are just waiting for a new shipment :-)

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  3. I love the look of paint-sprayed fabric. That is a gorgeous looking dress.

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  4. Yes I too got some of that fabric at J's. Mine has had a pretty good selection this year, including ITY's!

    Cute dress.

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  5. Beautiful! I have that same fabric lol. I love it.

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  6. This is such a pretty dress! Love the fabric.

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  7. I would totally wear that dress. I love the print. Your cherry blossoms are pretty. The Jacaranda trees are just beginning to bloom here.

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  8. OMG! This fabric is selling well, I too purchased a piece @ Joanne's. This dress is so cute. I'm thinking a top.

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  9. What a pretty dress and so perfect for sping/summer. Wow, you have flowering trees aleady? We still have snow on the ground.

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  10. Very, very pretty. Thank-you for the inspiration. My daughter needs some new dresses, and looking at this, I see that knit dresses are the way to go. Quick and easy.

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  11. So cute. I know my daughters would love it.

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  12. That PRINT! Oh my gosh. It's awesome! What a perfect dress.

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  13. I agree. That print is awesome, but I am staying away from new fabric purchases for a while. I love the dress. I've moved this pattern up on my queue.
    Angela

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  14. Really attractive dress, Lori!

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  15. Very cute dress! I also bought this fabric but mine is blue & black. I was wondering how you laundered yours. The instructions on the end of the bolt say hand wash, line dry but I was thinking of machine washing it on gentle.What did you do?

    Sally D

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  16. Super cute! I want one just like that :)

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