Saturday, November 5, 2011

Silky Fall dress- Simplicity 3914

I started this a few days ago and completely it very quickly, as I have made this pattern before. I really like how the bodice fits and the boat neck. The black cotton is starting to fade a bit, so it seemed like a good time to make a new one. 

Cost: pattern, (free); fabric $1; zipper ? second hand maybe 25 cents?
 My fabric is this lovely striped silk I bought at the fabric hoarder's estate sale. I really love the colors and thought the strips would go nicely with this pattern, which is designed for stripes.
 I don't usually do tea-length for skirts, but I like it on this one. I gave it a deep hem, but I cheated a did it on the machine. It still looks great because the line of thread goes through the black stripe! Win! However, I didn't measure the skirt before I had my moment of genius, so it is longer than usual.
 Look how billowy the fabric is!
 I had a nice kelly green zipper for the back.
I am in love with this dress. The sleeves are small and fit under a sweater and it is pretty and light. Plus, it will match all of my black tights. I'm excited!

12 comments:

  1. Very pretty! I love how you have used the stripes - great job!

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  2. This turned out fabulously! I love that fabric! :]

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  3. Oh, I love this so much! It's so cool that the skirt is pieced with the stripes going in the different directions!

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  4. This is BEAUTIFUL! It looks so rich, the colors in the fabric. It has a beautiful sheen and drapes beautifully. I loved the first dress you made in this pattern and I love this one too! What a great fabric find...lucky you!

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  5. I love everything about this dress and it looks great on you! I think the length is very flattering.

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  6. Love it! Great fabric and I love how cleverly you've used it. Win!

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  7. that fabric is perfect for that pattern! ahhh i just love all the colors.

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  8. This is fabulous! Love the stripes and the length is perfect. Well done!

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  9. What a bargain! Love it! It looks fab in that fabric. The skirt is lovely and full too.

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  10. ugh- you always have the GREATEST patterns! i am so jealous! that fabric is awesome and the dress came out so cute!

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  11. Very, very cute! I recently completed a '70s top in a striped woven cotton fabric and am delighted with the finished product. As a result, I look at stripes in a whole new light! BTW, you did a great job on the green jacket!

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