This is my
summer sewing project that I actually finished main summer sewing project. It's Simplicity 2060, which I of course got on a 99 cent pattern sale at Hobby Lobby. I love dark reds, particularly for fall, so I had to make it in a maroon, with of course some black/greyness for good measure. Can't go wrong with a healthy dose of black!
I really love the pattern and it really came out nicely. Easy to follow instructions and all that jazz. I'd show you its guts, but I didn't finish the armsceye seam. It's the only seam I didn't French seam of turn under, and it's not pretty. A few trips through the dryer have frayed the edges, but I'm pretending that it'll be fine.
It's a little shorter than I'd like, but then again, that's just modern fashions. I need to start remembering to lengthen things. I can't imagine how short this would be if I wasn't a dinky 5'3"!
Pattern: Simplicity 2060
Fabric: umm...two yards of maroon cotton...1/2 yard of black dot cotton? I honestly don't remember.
New technique: Buttonholes! I put in my first buttonholes on this dress. I'm not exactly proud of them, but the buttons mainly cover them... Also, properly easing in a sleeve. Man, did I have kittens over those sleeve heads. But they turned out pretty smoothly, after a few mishaps and some frustrated ranting to my mother.
Cost: Probably around $18, all told. Like I said, I can't remember...
I really, really love this dress, and I wear it all the time. Maybe that's affected by the fact that this is my only not sundress. Hmmm...
|(Sorry for the vaguely children of the corn face.|
And the excessive leg showing)
One last thing: I borrowed the hat from a friend because I love anything vaguely cloche style.It's amazingly beautiful, even if it keeps squishing my ears down because it's too big. Darn small head.
Have a great Friday, everybody!