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 :-)


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

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

  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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