Simplicity 2579 - Botanic Inspiration!

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Here is my flowered dress. Not quite as "literal" as John Galliano's Fall Couture Collection for Christian Dior!

Project Details:

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.

Here is a view of the back. It's a halter and I think it would defeat the purpose of posting if you don't see what the back looks like!
Oh and I made my ties extra long just because!

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I wouldn't sew it again, but I love this one. I think I made GREAT fabric choices! This dress feels so luxurious on. And even though this pattern was marketed for "special occasion", this is a simple sundress for me. I don't require a special occasion to wear a silk dress. Being able to rise every morning in great health is enough of a celebration! Life is too short! Better start living!

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