I've been embellishing garments with eyelets for a while now, and I thought it would look really cool and interesting to play with larger sizes. And while we're here, are eyelets and grommets the same thing? I had to do research and this is the article that I found.
So basically, I guess you can say that the two terms can be use interchangeably depending on what they're being used for.
I was inspired by the Ellery Utopian V-Neck Dress. For my version, I needed to make some adjustments to the style to make it work for me.
My starting point for this look was Simplicity 8094, view C. I cut the size 12.
I changed the neckline into a v-neck. I kept it low enough to have some nice décolletage, but without the possible nip-slippage plunging neckline.
Here is how I finished the neckline with seam binding.
On the original dress, the sides are completely open exposing lots of side-boobage with laces holding the sides together. I'm not a prude by any means, nor am I uncomfortable with the condition of my 45 year old body. I work HARD maintaining. But since this is just something I wanted to wear and not for a special sexy-night-out occasion, I needed for mine to be "bra-friendly", so I stitched the sides right below the horizontal bust darts.
With that adjustment, I only needed to add two sets of eyelets on each side.
My fabric is a white ponte knit. I also used 1/2" wide single fold bias tape. My grommets are from Joanns. These were extremely quick and easy because there were no special tools needed or hammering.
And also, this View C of Simplicity 8094 is long! So if you're not as tall as me, you may want to take that into consideration. It measures approximately 56" from the base of the neck. I wore the tunic over my New Look 6459.
I made this little tunic dress for Mikaela so that she would have cute little dresses to take back to school with her this fall. It's so short and so cute and the perfect length for long-legged sassy 19 year old (her birthday is Friday!).
This dress was inspired by the BCBG Max Azria Tonya Lace-Up Tunic Dress.
I used New Look 6803, View D.
I cut the smallest size and it was fine right out of the envelope. The only changes I made was the addition of the large eyelets and the ties.
It's so amazing how the eyelets can give the garment an entirely different look.
Such a perfect minimal look. Only thing needed is earrings and strappy sandals!