Thursday, July 14, 2011

Simplicity 2212

My daughter picked out Simplicity 2212, for Mom to make a short, strapless dress for the Chicago summers. She had purchased fabric at Mood on our trip last year to NYC, which worked out perfectly! This is a butter-soft cotton, which was a joy to work with.

This was the first time that I've worked with boning.....and I can't believe that, actually. I think of all those prom dresses I made that probably would have benefited from more structure :-)  But now I am a more knowledgeable sewist since I read so many sewing blogs!
                                                               
                                                                   Back view:
Note the invisible zipper placed in the side seam: I was happy to see how the bodice seams matched up. What a nice surprise!
 I made a little fabric rosette from fabric left over from this. I liked the subtle combination of the plaid with the floral. I hot-glued it to a pin-back so she can remove it if she likes.
I sent this along to her via Priority Mail, and she has assured me that pics of her wearing it are forthcoming :-)

4 comments:

  1. Sew pretty, how nice it would be to find that waiting for you, I'm sure it made her day.

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  2. very pretty dress, I am sure your daughter will be thrilled.

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  3. Lovely dress and the pastel colors are so pretty. Like the idea of the fabric flower. You did an awesome job on the invisible zipper. I have yet handled boning and hope to one day... it seems intimidating.

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