Saturday, April 23, 2011

Simplicity 3833 in a floral print.

About a week ago I finished a dress using Simplicity 3833 for a second time. It's a cotton, summer dress in a floral print and I'm quite pleased with it even though the sleeves are rather tight and I regret not making the sleeveless version. I hadn't realised that floral prints are in fashion this summer! Anyway, if I sew this pattern again, I will chose a plain fabric or fabrics as in Views C and D. ( There are pictures of this pattern in one of my older posts)



Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Fabric and patterns ready for other summer projects.

Before I post photos of the cotton, summer dress I've just finished making using Simplicity 3833, I'd like to talk about the other sewing projects I've planned to do before the summer heat makes me feel too lazy to sew towards the end of June.

I've got two more dresses in mind. I haven't worn dresses for years but now I really like them and fortunately dresses seem to be very much in fashion again. Here are photos of the dresses I'm going to make next.

Pattern is Simplicity 2174 and the fabric is cotton.

I'm going to make View C which is the third one in the row. It's another Amazing Fit pattern and it's one of Simplicity's early summer new releases, so I haven't been able to find any reviews of it. I'll see how it turns out before deciding whether I'll use it again for another cotton dress.

Here's another cotton print for Simplicity 2174 or 2247.

When I've finished those, I think it will be time for a break from dresses, so then I plan to make to cotton blouses.



Thursday, April 7, 2011

Silk crepe dress finished.

In my last post I mentioned I was going to make Simplicity pattern 2247 again in silk crepe. I finished it a few days ago and I'm quite pleased with the result although I found it very difficult to get the hem to lie flat - it must be something to do with the fabric. Sewing with silk crepe took a lot of patience and care, but it wasn't as bad as I'd expected. Anyway, here's a photo of my new dress.