Saturday, February 26, 2011

Musings: Simplicity 2209

Well, friends, it looks like this is going to be the weekend of two dresses. My Simplicity Lisette patterns finally came in the mail (and lo-and-behold are now magically in stock at Hancock's) and 2209 is already cut out and partially sewn up. Let's blame my early morning dance class - I came home and had a manic burst of energy.

The fabric I'm using is a white pique for the bodice and a navy rose print pique for the skirt. I've been in love with this rose print dress from Kate Spade for months now. It's too, too cute. Also? Too, too expensive. So, I'm using 2209 to try out my own take on the concept.

As far as changes go, this is another pattern that's a little difficult to do an FBA on. Or, perhaps, I'm just a chicken. So, I'm grading down at the armscye and waist, but going with my straight pattern size. From how the bodice came together, there's a chance I may end up going back and shortening the darts a little, as well. However it works, one thing is for certain: a lot of sewing is happening this weekend.

Edit: View the finished dress here!

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