Simplicity 2724 - Michael Kors Knockoff

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Project Details:

Pattern: Simplicity 2724
Fabric: Both are mystery fabrics from Hancock's
Lining: China silk
Notions: 14" invisible zipper

Description: Project Runway pattern with skirt, bodice and sleeve variations

I'm sure you have noticed this trend for a while now. It appears to be a top and a skirt that is actually a dress... the two-in-one dress. The two-in-one can give the illusion of a high waisted skirt and blouse, which hugs in all the right places and provide a fabulous hour-glass shape.

According to the flat pattern measurements, I cut the size 16 in the bodice and the skirt. I hand basted the neckline pleats and made the darts in the back of the bodice. The pattern suggested facings for the neck and armholes. I DESPISE facings and I never see them in RTW. I referred to "High-Fashion Sewing Secrets" for tips on binding a neckline. I did this by cutting bias strips 10 times (2 1/2") the finish width (1/4"). I did the same thing for the sleeve.

The skirt has princess seams. I sewed it accordingly. The pattern called for a slit, but I decided to omit that. I attached the skirt to the bodice and installed the invisible zipper on the left side. I also added a full lining to the dress.

They pieces where drafted really well. I guess the instructions were okay, because I didn't use them. The only thing I didn't like about this pattern were the facings. Other than that, it's great and the possibilities are endless.

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