Monday, August 17, 2009

Simplicity 2586- Pattern Review

Pattern #3 in the Pattern Stash Contest at Pattern Review (I'm up to seven garments but have not posted them yet). At this point, the leaders in the contest are up to
9, 12, and 15 garments!

Anyway, this is a Cynthia Rowley design by Simplicity patterns. I used a silk blend fabric from Joann Fabrics and spent about $15 to make the dress.

The dress was super easy to make. I love all of the "designer" details like the gathering at the neckline and sleeves as well as the ruffle at the bottom of the dress. I finished all of the exposed seams in a french seam.

I made a size 14 which is one size smaller than my measurements. I also made the petite adjustments that are included in the patterns which takes off approximately 2 inches.

I think the finished garment is very cute and stylish. DH agrees this time. I can wear it as is in the warmer months. Come fall, I think I could pull this off as a tunic with a pair of skinny jeans or leggings, and heels. Very cute for date night!