Simplicity 2648 goes to a Wedding Shower!

My daughter (& her fiance!) was the guest of honor last weekend at a wedding shower hosted by the Groom-to-Be's family in Chicago. Of course I wanted to sew a new dress!
Color-blocking has been so popular on the fashion scene for awhile now, and I really wanted to give it a try. I used Simplicity 2648:

 which I made last year:

This time, I used a Fabric Mart black ponte, along with a cobalt blue/black plaid print also from Fabric Mart but no longer listed on their website. Since the alterations were already done, I was able to cut, pin fit to be safe, and then go right to the serger. I did make a design change, when I pinned together both the front and the center back pattern pieces at the waist seam to make one pattern piece. That way I didn't have to worry about matching the plaid.
This was one of those dream projects, where everything went as planned. So much more fun for me to sew a great fitting dress, rather than spend time shopping the mall!
My only question concerns the length.....should I have shortened the hem a little more?

Here is one of my favorite photos with the Bride-to-Be and her sister/BFF, the Maid of Honor:

Even though The Big Day is fast approaching, I'll still be spending some time sewing.

Can't wait!


  1. Pretty fabric & the dress looks so great on you!

  2. The dress look perfect to my eye, length too! It's very flattering and the color is great. I need to make this one up, as I have some print and black ponte in stash. You look awesome! Best wishes to the lovely bride as well!

  3. Dress looks lovely and great fit. The length looks just right to me but then its really down to the wearers preference

  4. What a sharp looking dress! I love your fabric and the color blocking is fabulous. You look like a million bucks!

  5. I love this dress on you the fabric choices are perfect. Enjoy the sewing and all the wedding details.

  6. Dress is very flattering. Perfect length!


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