Sunday, July 27, 2008

Simplicity 3530 - DD's Second Choice

This is a Project Runway pattern that my DD just loves. She actually wants a few more versions of this versatile dress.

Pattern Description: This dress or tunic has a banded scoop or notched neckline and the latest tucking detail on the bodice. The fashion focus is on sleeves as there are several variations.

Pattern Sizing: sizes 4- 22. I made a size 10 with modifications.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Based on the combinations of yokes and sleeves, yes.

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes. Nothing difficult noted.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? DD and I liked the versatility of this pattern. You can achieve multiple looks using the sleeve and yoke variations. Nothing to dislike.

Fabric Used: Cotton Eyelet - Vogue Fabrics - Evanston, IL. Very nice piece of fabric.

Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made:The eyelet had a very nice scalloped border that I incorporated into the design of the dress, using it at the sleeve and dress hem.

The other alterations were to address fitting issues. So I altered the front and back dress and yoke pieces.

Finally, I added darts to the center of each dress back. Without the darts the dress stands away from her body.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?Yes and yes. At my DD's request. ;-)

Conclusion: Nice trendy style that would compliment a variety of body types. Easy to sew. During the time it took to sew, I listened to three CD's.


  1. What a great piece of how you used the scalloped border in the dress!

  2. Cute and summery! Love those front tucks on it too.

  3. Cennetta .- this girl, is lovely with these suits,., Greetings, Paco

  4. Just lovely! And what a nice touch on the hemming! Well done!



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