Sunday, August 2, 2009

Second Time Around for S2724 - A Different View





Last Sunday I made another version of S2724 for DD. She wanted a new dress to wear while in Vegas this week. This time I made the pleated neckline with puff sleeves.

I didn't make any alterations and a followed the instructions to the letter. The fabric used: gauze, which is light and airy. Perfect for the hot, hot desert land of the west. After finishing the seam allowances, it took me about four hours to make this dress. No lining or underlining.

I'm sticking to my original claim that this dress pattern is a winner. You can easily sew four or five versions of this dress each being as distinctive as the next.

DD is able to put this dress on without unzippering it. I also noticed that the waist had about three inches of wearing ease. It could be a combination of weight lose and the weave of the fabric (crinklely gauze). DD loses a few pounds between spring and summer.





There is one thing that I did not like about the puff sleeves. The band is applied to only show on the inside of the dress. My perference is a narrow version of the band used for the 3/4 length sleeves. Outside of that I like the dress. Ms. DD has no dislike; totally satisfied with it.

20 comments:

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

It's beautiful and fits her perfect. I love the print,it's very feminine,and it looks so light and comfortable. It's no surprise that she would love it too...you did a wonderful job:)

Antoinette said...

That looks like a great pattern, and your daughter has got such a cute smile on her face! She loves the dress. I am surprised she can get in it without the zipper!!!

Chris said...

Very cute, both your daughter and the dress! Love the fabric.

Linda said...

This is truly a pretty dress! Don't you just love this pattern; so versatile.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Cute, cute dress! I love a pattern that allows you a wardrobe of garments from it without them all looking the same!

Opal said...

This is a really cute dress and it fits her nicely....

gwensews said...

A very pretty dress. So feminine, and a lovely color.

Faye Lewis said...

What a wonderful dress in that print, I love the neckline.

Gorgeous Things said...

What a pretty dress and a pretty daughter!

Gail said...

The dress is lovely. I really like the way the front is pleated.

Charlene McGill said...

I love the dress. It fits very well.

Sheila said...

Lovely dress and it clearly shows that your daughter loves it.

Rebecka said...

This dress looks so good on your daughter. I love the details and the fabric. Beautiful Work!!

Cennetta said...

Thanks everyone!
C

Summerset said...

Very pretty and she looks marvelous!

Paola said...

It´s very lovely dress! I love the colour, your daughter´s very lucky.

Nancy K said...

Really flattering fit on dd. It is a definitely a winner.

Sew Passionista said...

This dress is so pretty and so is your DD.I love seeing young girls in dresses(sigh)!

Linda T said...

Very pretty! I actually like the sleeves, I haven't seen that hem finish before.

Tany said...

She looks wonderful in her new dress!!

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