Simplicity 2579 - Botanic Inspiration!9:30 PM
Here is my flowered dress. Not quite as "literal" as John Galliano's Fall Couture Collection for Christian Dior!
Pattern: Simplicity 2579 - View C/D (Modified)
Description: Dress with fitted bodice and gathered skirt. Invisible back zipper, and options for either a halter top or gathered bust with or without sleeves.
Pattern Sizing: 8 - 22. I cut the 14 in the bodice and graded to size 16 at the waist. There's a lot of ease in this dress and I could have made the whole thing in a size 14.
Did it look like the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Meh... similar! LOL
Fabric: Floral silk crepe de chine from Hancock.
Lining: Ivory silk habotai from my stash.
Were the instructions easy to follow? I only read over them briefly if that's any indication.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I just love everything about it... with the exception that the instructions would ONLY have you line the bodice?!
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: I wanted the short halter dress, but the ruffle on the bottom seemed a bit more "cutesy" than the look I was going for. I cut View D in the length that I wanted it to be. I also wanted to make sure that there would be NO "side boob" spillage and that the dress would be bra-friendly. Meaning -- I didn't want my bra showing on the sides, nor the band showing in the back. So I raised the sides and the back.
Like I said, I also fully lined it:
Of course I used French Seams...
and a narrow hem.