Monday, November 28, 2011

Simplicity 2176 Do over

For the office I'll wear it with a shrug

This is the second time I've made this pattern (first time is here). I managed to win a couple of ebay auctions a while ago from a closed down craft shop - I got a full (small) display of mettler threads (drool!), and a big mixed collection of lace, heaps of elastic and some boning. I saw this tutorial on inserting lace and thought I'd use some of the lace I won. After I sewed the top seam though I decided I liked the scalloped edge enough not to bother putting the bottom facing on.

I put the lace around the edge of the bodice too

I really like this pattern- if you use a different fabric for lining (I used a stretch poplin), you can squeeze a dress out of 2 meters. This fabric is a stretch drill I picked up for $3.50 a meter on clearance. Its quite nice to sew, nice and stable but still with some stretch for wearing.

I made a size 20 again, with a 1.5"FBA, added pockets again from S2588.

This is the first time I've made something that lined up with this weeks Sew Weekly challenge, so that's kinda cool. I ended up working extra and doing a big spring clean this week so the dress took a bit longer than normal to be put together, plus on the finishing touches I managed to cut a hole through the back of the dress when I was using the serger to finish the zipper seam......I used a iron on mending patch and its not noticeable but its not the first time I've done this accident, you'd think I would have learned by now!


  1. Your ebay auction sounds like a 'treasure chest' find - I'm certainly jealous!!!
    Love the colour combination on your - dress is another winner...well done!!!

  2. Great looking dress. I love the trim.

  3. Hi there!

    Just found your blog... FOLLOW!

    Was looking for blogs and reviews of this pattern. Nice to follow you, I aim to be as good as you... you're bloody good and a mean eye for style. Nice one

    Caffy aka Bundana x