Thursday, January 05, 2012

Simplicity 4171

I am going to attempt to blog from my new iPhone. My computer is away getting fixed so I am very glad I have this phone and am wondering how I ever managed to live without it!
I have wanted to make a shirt dress for a while and had planned on making Simplicity 2246 but then I discovered I had Simplicity 4171 which has more shaping (back and front darts) and also comes in B,C or D cups. I used the D pieces and did not making any other major alterations, just took the hem up a couple of inches and gathered the sleeve instead of pleating it. It was much easier than doing a full bust adjustment.
I used some quilting cotton called Little Apples from Moda by Aneela Hoey.
I love it, it fits perfectly and I can see myself making more in long sleeves when it is cooler.

9 comments:

Rachel Hauser said...

I hope you don't mind me saying here that I LOVE your header. It is so colorful and full of cute little things. What a happy blog!

Eliisa said...

I like your dress a lot! Very simple, stylish dress. Just change colour, material and you have many pretty dresses. - I couldn´t find any Simplicity-patterns from Finland. Well - we still have Ottobre :) I had to start make clothes to myself - you manage to sew so nice clothes, that I get inspiration.

Prof. S said...

So cute, especially with the red sandals and red buttons! And I love those patterns with various cup sizes -- they save so much work. I had not seen this pattern, so thanks for posting on it. (I have such a backlog of garment patterns, and hardly ever get around to sewing for myself, that I am going to resist the urge to buy it :) But somehow I like knowing it exists!)

Amanda said...

It looks so good! Its really amazing what new fabric can do it looks so much better then the pic on the pattern. Its going to make me look at older patterns differently now!

Doobee64 said...

Your shirt dress looks very easy to wear. Great colour choice...looking forward to your long sleeved version in winter...

One Crafty Mumma said...

That's absolutely gorgeous and looks fantastic on you. You always make the nicest outfits, but I'm especially fond of this one :)

Lisa said...

Very nice shirt dress! I ordered the 2246 pattern last week and it's on the way, still umming which fabric to use, I like the one you've picked.

CurlyPops said...

Love that shirt dress!
Can't wait til I;m confident enough with clothes to make somthing like that.

SewSurprising said...

Is red your favourite colour ;) love a shirt dress, always looks smart but you always feel cool and comfortable.