28 October 2007

Simplicity 3678

Pattern: Simplicity 3678 (view C)














Size
: S3678 comes in sizes 8 to 24 - I made size 8.

Fabric: Brown print rayon lycra knit from Lucy's Fabrics.









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Comments: I really loved the scoopneck version of this dress when I first saw this pattern. So, I rooted around in my stash to find a knit to use. I finally settled on this soft, drapey rayon/lycra knit I got from Lucy's Fabric a while back.

This dress went together easily. I was able to cut out and sew up the dress in one day. Sew on Sunday afternoon, wear on Monday morning. Talk about instant gratification!

This dress is comfortable, yet stylish. I plan on making several more versions to augment my wardrobe. I love a good dress - pop it on in the morning and go!

Conclusion: The day I wore this dress to work, I got some compliments from my students - I guess I'm still remotely hip and happening!!

15 comments:

Isabelle said...

It's gorgeous! Love the print.
That pattern is on its way to me and I can't wait!!

Summerset said...

Well, compliments from the most jaded fashion crowd, the high school students says a lot! They're right - it is a great dress and perfect for teaching.

Bonnie D. said...

Your version looks terrific. I have this pattern, too and have been trying to decide which print to make it in.

Lori said...

I love your version, great pattern, too. Compliments from students are very high praise indeed.

patsijean said...

I would have worn that when I was teaching....now a long time ago. Very nice. I may purchase that pattern.

jemima bean said...

Student compliments!! Now that's the real test! :D I need to make this one up too, I've even got the fabric (just not the time.) Looks great!

Mardel said...

Wow, you past the student test! congratulations! It is a great dress. I fell in love with that fabric also (as a completely unapologetic fabric collector I applaud your taste) but would not have thought of that dress! Great design execution!

Linda said...

I am glad to see this fabric made up. I almost bought some but just could not picture what I would make from it. Lovely dress.

Vicki said...

Lovely dress! I always think of tops when seeing prints like that, but your dress is great.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

I love the fabric. It really makes the dress! Is this part of your SWAP plan or a single sew?

marty said...

High School students praise is the best compliment. Love the dress!

Sharon said...

That is a cute dress - the fabric really makes the dress go from nice to wow.

Emily said...

I love the print! Reminds me that I've had a knit dress cut out and ready to sew for about two months now - somewhere between cutting and sewing, I lost my inspiration. I think I have it back again!

Mimi said...

I love the print!
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Tany said...

What a lovely dress! It's perfect!