Sunday, August 05, 2007

Simplicity 3799 - Psychedelic Shift!

Project Details

Pattern: Simplicity 3799 (modified)
Fabric: rayon/lycra jersey from Gorgeous Things
Lining: polyester interlock

This dress is my "anti-black & white" project! I was in dire need of some color in my life and I had this fabric in my stash just waiting for the perfect project. I love this fabric... it's very retro and Pucci-esque and it deserved a retro-style project. I had seen versions of this dress made by Narcissaqtipie and Stacy and decided I wanted one too. What really sent me over the edge were these dresses:

Sandy Lomax (wire image)

Diane von Furstenberg (Nordstrom) and I.N.C. (Macy's)


I cut this dress out in a size medium and gradually came out to a large through the hip. I shortened it by 4 1/2" so that I could add the hem band. I drafted the hem band and made it around 4 1/2" wide and added it to the bottom of the dress. I also lined the dress with a white polyester interlock because the fabric is very clingy. Plus, since this dress has a "racer-back" style, I didn't want to bother with trying to find an appropriate slip.

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