Sunday, February 12, 2012

Simplicity 2054

 Pattern Description: Simple strait knit dress pattern with no darts. The are options for arm slits and a cowel.

Sizing: 6 to 22, I made a 10 for Kaitlyn

Likes/Dislikes:  I liked the look of the dress, thought Kaitlyn would like the look of the dress.  That is not what she thought of the dress, so that would be a dislike. 

Instructions:  Great instructions, easy pattern to construct.  I like how they have you construct the arm slits.

Fabric:  A knit from Hancock's.  This might be part of the problem with the dress, the fabric has that "worn-out look"

Changes:  Lengthened the bottom arm section.

Conclusion:  I think the dress is fabulous and can see many possibilities for the dress (jacket, sweater, scarves, jewelry) but Kaitlyn wasn't thrilled at all. Then I offered it to Meredith and Erin, who both declined.  Now I am offering it to any of you.  It is a size 10 and has not been hemmed (dress and sleeves).  First one to email me saying you want the dress, I will mail it to you, along with the pattern. UPDATE - dress is spoken for, in the mail this morning to Monika


  1. Oh, I love it! Too bad your girls didn't. If I could pull it off, I'd be all over that offer.

  2. What didn't appeal to them? I think it is very cute.

  3. This is a great looking dress! I love it. I love checks on the bias.

  4. I use to do that too. Make things without asking the girls. But know I just ask even though it's not as fun. But usually someone will like it. Maybe they would like it cut off in a shirt. I think with a big red belt it would be so cute.

  5. Kids! Sounds like your teenagers are as picky as my little ones. It's a shame, because the dress is pretty cute.

  6. Alison H1:24 PM

    How can they not love this dress?? It is gorgeous and I am emailing you now!

  7. I hope that dress finds a body for it. I love it. Love the plaid, and accented with pink or red--wow! Unfortunately, a sz. 10 is only in my dreams!

  8. You did a great job putting this pattern together and the bias checks are cute. I think I'd like to try this pattern too at some point. How nice to offer it to one of your readers!