Sunday, July 6, 2008

Simplicity 3775



Another garment done! That means I'm 2 for 2 on on PR's Garment a Month sew along. I used this pattern:



The fabric is an acetate and lycra jersey that I bought from Gorgeous Fabrics awhile back. Ann still has some in stock, and she also has many other fabulous jerseys on her site should you be interested.

The occasion? DF and I were invited to a party for our friend Stan, and I felt the need for something new and flirty to wear. I finished this up yesterday about 45 minutes before needing to leave. It's been a while since I've cut things so close when sewing for an event. Whew!!

I made my usual pattern changes when cutting out this pattern, Size 10 through neck, shoulders and armscyes; Size 14 the rest of the way down; an FBA. I also scooped out the neck more so it would be more party-like. I dropped the neck 4-1/2", folks, and it still doesn't look hootchie!!

Is the fit perfect? Well no. The shoulders are a bit wider than I'd like. My guess is that Simplicity moved a bit of the dart shaping into the shoulder area. Also, the bodice is the same for both sleeved and sleeveless versions, so it may be a function of that, as well. Then there's the midriff ruching. It wants to migrate. Of course, Simplicity made no note of needing to tack the ruching in place.

All that being said, I do like the dress and I'll definitely wear it again. I'll probably make some of the other views too.

11 comments:

Gigi said...

Oh, I love that dress! Why don't I have this pattern?

Sharon said...

Oooo, Nice! That would be perfect for my Hawaii 5-0 party, LOL. Since I haven't decided what to sew for the party yet, I just might pull this one out and sew it again.

Debbie Cook said...

I love this dress!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

That is one cute dress! Love the print and the styling!

Cennetta said...

Lovely dress. Perfect fabric and style match.

JuliaB said...

That dress is so lovely that I think I might get that pattern and make a few myself!! I know what you mean about cutting it fine on the making/going out front - I did the same myself a couple of weeks ago. Worth it though, for all the lovely comments I got. x

Beth H said...

Very pretty! I keep tossing this pattern back in the box because it's for knits. You may have just spurred me to get it out and use it!

robyn said...

Pretty and flirty, just like you said!
I hate it when they don't redraft the bodice for sleeved v/s sleeveless versions. It works for one or the other, but rarely for both.

Amy said...

Very pretty! I love this pattern - I have made this several times and just love it!!! Fashionable, slimming and comfortable.

kasizzle said...

So cute!
Don't you feel like you could wear this every day, all day? I've made 2 from this pattern and I feel like I could live in them!

The Slapdash Sewist said...

Why Simplicity drafted it with that icky crew neck I will never understand! It looks great with a scoop. 4 1/2 inches huh? I'll have to keep that in mind.