Thursday, February 11, 2021

Simplicity 9176 - A Modified Version!

Simplicity 9176 - Erica Bunker DIY Style!
My love of white dresses is endless. And don't you love a good dress that you can't stand still in and you have to swoosh about? That's exactly how this one makes me feel. 
Mara Hoffman Elle Dress
I'd saved this Mara Hoffman dress in my inspiration file last year. I knew I was going to eventually make it. I'd thought about hacking the True Bias Nikko Dress. It would've taken some work, but I could see the possibility. But I was in Joann flipping through the Simplicity catalog and discovered Simplicity 9176. It was as close to perfect as I was going to get.
Simplicity 9176 - Erica Bunker DIY Style!
The style lines were already there... the sleeveless turtleneck, waist seam, and a-line midi length. My fabric is Stretch Crepe Knit I found at Joann.
Simplicity 9176 - Erica Bunker DIY Style!
I just needed to make a few easy modifications to achieve my dress.
Simplicity 9176 - Erica Bunker DIY Style!
I made my usually bodice adjustment. I lengthened the front by one inch, and I made a one inch full bust adjust which created waist seam. I always need shaping right there.
Simplicity 9176 - Erica Bunker DIY Style!
I made a one inch sway back adjustment to the bodice. I made a 2 inch full seat adjustment to the skirt and added 3 inches to the length.
Simplicity 9176 - Erica Bunker DIY Style!
I added a center front seam to the skirt in order to create the front slit opening.
Simplicity 9176 - Erica Bunker DIY Style!
I added pockets and made a belt. You can find my How to Sew a DIY Belt Tutorial here.
Simplicity 9176 - Erica Bunker DIY Style!
 I love the way the dress turned out... very much like my inspiration dress.





13 comments:

  1. Erica is slaying those beautiful outfits - as always...😍😊

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  2. It is almost exactly like the inspo dress. It fits like a dream too.

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  3. Erica, do you have a pattern for the pockets, and any directions for the front seam?

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  4. Loving your dress Erica ... FIESTA :)

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  5. This is beautiful and such a wonderful job in making it like the inspiration dress. I too love a white dress but sadly I seem to manage to wear what I eat for lunch that day right down the front of that white dress. I'm so consistent with this that my hubby thinks it funny. NOT!

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  6. You are an inspiration and do absolutely beautiful work. I am inspired to sew clothing again. I love your style and pattern selections!

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  7. I don't think I've ever seen a DiY dress fit so well. That is really gorgeous. You must be so proud of it.

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  8. Wow, wow, WOW! You dressmaking skills are hella fabulous. The pattern call for woven fabrucs, but you used knit....how did you manage that?!

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    1. It's my super power. It's not like it was a stretchy ITY knit... it's more of a stable knit. It's just trial and error. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.

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