Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Simplicity 2369

I wanted to revisit this pattern after having made up the top a few months ago. At that time, I used a light
T-shirt type knit, which just didn't work for everyday wear. I knew I had this stretch knit that I purchased 2 years ago at Vogue Fabrics in Evanston, IL, and I thought it might work, sewing View A with the bell sleeve. It sure did! and it was quick and easy since I had already made the fitting adjustments: raised the neckline, adjusted for swayback, and added to the skirt length. This way I could go right to the serger.



 I did try to match up the graphic design somewhat, and I'm happy with that too.


I also got a chance to use my new labels! Etsy seller JennifersJewels was great to work with, especially since I goofed the first order and she made a generous allowance for me on the reprint :-)


I am wearing this dress at work today, and received what we sewing bloggers like to call an 
"unsolicitation": while standing at the deli counter on my way into work, a customer next to me said "You look so pretty!"  So nice to get the compliment!

7 comments:

  1. She was right, you look very pretty. Great job love the fabric.

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  2. She was right, you look great. Pretty fabric and great pattern.

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  3. Quite beautiful and lovely color on you! I can understand why you received the compliment. You did a really good job with the print and the labels add a boutique touch!

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  4. What a gorgeous dress. And I love the labels. They look very professional.

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  5. This is such a nice dress on you. Coincidentally, I wore my version to work today.

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  6. love this dress, especially the print!

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  7. I too bought labels from Jennifer's Jewels....she's great. Love this dress.

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