Sunday, April 18, 2010

Simplicity 3775

I think I have overcome my fear of sewing knit fabrics. This is Simplicity 3775 made from cotton jersey. I didn't make any adjustments to the pattern and it was quite easy. Although the fabric drove me crazy as each piece kept rolling up so there was lots of pinning to stop that. This dress might be the equivalent of the fisherman's skirt I made during summer. I ended up making about 4 of them and I can definitely see myself more of these dresses.


21 comments:

Sally said...

Looking great Kate!

Bianca Jae Makes Stuff said...

Fabulous dress Kate! Definitely a yummy mummy dress xox

Karen said...

Great clothes sewing Kate. Love the dress. Love your flower kisses quilt from the other day.

Jodie said...

Excuse me madam??? How do you have all this clothes sewing time? Are you not getting ready for something HUGE in about 2 weeks or so???

Allie said...

Your dress looks great! I want one!

sue said...

Your dress looks fantastic on you Kate, you'll have a new wardrobe of clothes soon.

Posie Patchwork said...

Well done, i'm not brave enough for wrap around stretchy dresses but you look great!! Love Posie

Kelly said...

Wow Kate..the dress looks great! I might have to brave clothes sewing for me and give one of these a go. Is this a Spotlight knit?

Kakka said...

Looking good, I can see that in a few different colours. Looks great with the leggings as well.

Kris said...

I love it when you find an item of clothing that is just great! Hope you make heaps, cause this one works beautifully for you.

travellersyarn said...

Wow, how did you get past the very average pattern picture to make such a fabulous dress? It looks like it could have just been in Leona Edmiston window.

Novi On The Go said...

You look gorgeous Kate! I see many different combinations in this.

Corrie said...

oh now you're on a roll! love it! that would be sooo perfect as a maternity dress too! I'm going to hunt that one down...looks great with leggings and am sure it cost you a fraction of buying it!

I'm impressed!
Corrie:)

Mette aka mettuska said...

Really nice outfit, Kate!

Vonnie said...

This is beautiful! Well done, you :)

Janellybelly said...

Great stretch sewing Kate, I can't believe I missed meeting you again! One of these days...
Janelle xx

a-m said...

Beautiful dress!Fancy making one for a deserving soul?
Hope all is well, take care!
a-m x

Jenny said...

Looking fabulous:)

Lee-Anne Stillitano said...

Looks great Kate! Good job! 2 stretch pieces now, CONGRATS. You do get use to sewing with stretch, even though it slips. I like it, as there is no fitting or darts needed.
It looks great with leggins and can't wait to see you whip up some more. If you need any stretch patterns, come visit next time your in Perth and we can cut a copy with interfacing. Lvoe Lee

marisa said...

just found your blog and that is too cute! It's very flattering!

Amanda said...

I like this dress! I love sewing clothes for my girls, but haven't sewn anything for myself in a while. I'm whipping up a couple "pillowcase" style dresses for the girls this summer!