1 September 2009

Simplicity 3874

Pattern: Simplicity 3874 (view B)


Size: Size 8 from shoulder to high hip, out to size 12 downward (I probably only need to go out to a 10 here, but I sit a lot in my job, so I wanted the extra room for comfort)

Fabric: Brown floral print polyester silky - bought in England last summer when I was on vacation.

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Comments: I have made this dress a couple of times in the past and I was quite taken with it. So, when I was rummaging through my stash and came across this polyester woven, I immediately thought of S3874. This seems to be the pretty much the only pattern for which I use polyester fabrics.

As I have explained in the past, I tend to have a high thermostat and poly fabrics can be hot and uncomfortable for me. However, dresses tend to have enough openness and opportunity for air flow, that I can generally get away with a poly dress during spring and fall when the weather is cooler.

The last two times I made this dress, I forgot to make a broad back adjustment and the bodice was a tad restrictive. This time I actually remembered and what a difference it makes!

As with the other versions, I didn't line the dress (the pattern doesn't call for it anyhow). This is an overheating-avoidance decision, being the hot tamale that I am.

Conclusion: Another great version of a TNT dress. Will I make it again? Highly likely!

20 comments:

Linda said...

Great looking dress. I love the fabric, very pretty.

Little Hunting Creek said...

Very pretty! I love that fabric!

Lori said...

Great dress, the fabric is perfect.

Sheila said...

Lovely dress.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Another great dress! You are going to look fantastic when school starts...when is that btw?

Cindy said...

Yes--another great dress! Perfect for fall. By the way, my 2 girls look forward to your laquer lundi post now- they love the lt blue!! I am starting them young...they call you the painted nail lady.

Jackie said...

Lovely dress!

Rachel said...

I love that dress. You are so good at choosing colors that look fantastic on you. May I say again that I love your haircolor!!! I am trying to go redder, but my coloist is scared. WHAT?!?!

Lina said...

Beautiful dress.
As always perfect choice of colors.

Lisette M said...

I love it, such a cute pattern in a terrific print.

Tamara said...

Very nice dress! I love the fabric!

spottedroo said...

Really cute dress. I love the fabric pattern.

Carol said...

I love the fabric and the style is perfect for it. It's a great pattern for a simple dress to wear to work - just enough detailing to make it interesting. The colours are perfect for you, too!

Vicki said...

Nice!! Great fabric.

Sharon said...

Love the colours in your dress and the style really suits you.

laura said...

If it's not 100% cotton, I can't wear it unless it's lined. Period! You have a high thermostat? Well, I'm just a plain old 'sweater'. My middle daughter is also a 'sweater' and she still curses me for having inherited this gene from me. Anyway, your dress turned out very nice!

Sher said...

Lovely dress! And I really like the pattern for the swing jacket. The swing jacket looks similar to one I own.

Nancy K said...

Another great dress.

Marie-Christine said...

Cute dress, and it'll go nicely with some of your earlier jackets. I'm with you on the polyester.. Also, sometime I forget the adjustments I should make, and I'm always amazed what worse fit and comfort I get. May as well be wearing RTW :-).

PS: you'd think they were sometimes reading patternrewreview, but linings are -not- mandatory.

Tany said...

Great dress! It looks fabulous on you!