Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Easter 2010 - Simplicity 2588


My DD and I decided this would be a nice Easter dress for her. Back in January 2010 Marji sent me a grand box of goodies. The fabric was part of the gift. Thanks again.

Pattern Description: Misses'/Miss Petite Dress with neckline and skirt variations.

Pattern Sizing: Sizes 4 - 20. I made a size 10 with some adjustments.




Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, it looked like the photo/drawing (yellow dress).

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yep, as easy as 1, 2, 3...,

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like all of the views of this pattern. You know I'm really liking the Project Runway patterns. The pattern collection offers so many options. At a glance you are given eight dress designs. With fabric, mixing and matching the bodice and skirts, there are endless possibilities.

No dislikes at all.

Fabric Used: The fabric is purple/blue jacquard polyester I think.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:

Alterations -
I made a muslin of the top thinking I may have to make a broad shoulder adjustment. Looking at the muslin of this yoked bodice made me wonder if I needed to make a different kind of alteration. DD has broad shoulder true enough, but I think she also has a slight pigeon chest and (like mother, like daughter) a sway back.

In the muslin, I tried to feature out how to make the adjustments. Ann uploaded some illustrations for me which were a big help. Thanks, Ann. So I begin with altering the sleeves then making the adjustments in the yoke and bodice. But I forgot to make a sway back adjustment.

Sleeves - altered from square shoulders.



Back Yoke and Bodice- I had to remove about a inch from the center back seam through the upper back portion. I guess the sleeve alteration caused the gaping at center back.

Design Changes -

Invisible Zipper
Bias Tape at the hems: skirt and sleeves.







Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes. I plan to. I think this is a great dress to try.

Conclusion: Great wardrobe builder. The pattern has several style lines that can be mixed and matched.

Parting shot: My Baby Sis modeling accessories made by my DD. Red feathered hair comb and earrings!

29 comments:

  1. You did a great job. It fits her so well.

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  2. Mpressive ThreadzApril 7, 2010 at 4:39 PM

    Your daughter's dress is truly a nice dress. It looks great on her. I adore that shade of blue.

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  3. It fits her beautifully. Perfect for her slim figure

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  4. Lovely!! The tight-fitting is perfect and I love that colour.

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  5. Your daughter's dress looks great on her. I really like that color. I also LOVE the accessories that your daughter made. Everyone is crafting up a storm in your house.

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  6. Beautiful dress and the color is superb. It fits her well

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  7. So all the women in your family are beautiful! The colour is perfect for your daughter and the fit is spot on. The earrings are lovely. You're all talented as well!

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  8. Your Daughter's dress is very lovely! You did an awesome job as usual!!!!

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  9. Very pretty dress! The color looks great on her and the style is very flattering.

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  10. Your daughter looks fantastic in that dress. Like you I am really starting to use more and more of the Project Runway patterns, so many options. I have this pattern as well but yet to make anything from it.

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  11. fabulous job! she looks very lovely. i really want this pattern too!

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  12. This pattern is one of my April projects! Thanks for the review. Such a pretty fabric!

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  13. Gorgeous. Both dress and daughter, absolutely GORGEOUS!

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  14. Beautiful dress! It fits you daughter perfectly! Also like this bright blue!

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  15. What a pretty colour of fabric! The fit is great.... your daughter looks great in her dress.

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  16. Stunning dress - your DD looks wonderful in this. I love that beautiful vibrant colour.

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  17. A very beautiful dress and a very good fit! I like it!

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  18. Very pretty dress! The fit is exceptional.

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  19. Cenetta, you've outdone yourself! Both Mrs. PB and your dd look stunning - the colors and styles suit them so well, and the fit is just right.

    Those red feather accessories are wonderful - just the right touch of color to finish an outfit.

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  20. The dress suits your daughter perfectly. Her posture is superb, the color delicious.
    Alovely dress and young woman.
    Please visit my blog. I am following you.

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  21. Your daughter looks great in her dress and love the color on her.

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  22. That is such a lovely rich color, it looks fantastic on her. You did an awesome job on the fitting, the dress is a perfect fit.

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  23. What a great dress - it fits her perfectly.

    And she obviously got some of your creativity genes as that haircomb is stunning. What a beautiful accessory.

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  24. Beautiful construction and color! Stop it with the fly accessories!

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  25. Thanks for the lovely comments. I think this is one of my favorite dresses made for DD.

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  26. What a beautiful dress! The fit is perfect.

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