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:

Manecoarse said...

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

Mpressive Threadz said...

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

Faye Lewis said...

Oh, so lovely!

Nancy K said...

It fits her beautifully. Perfect for her slim figure

Paola said...

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

Andrea said...

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.

alethia said...

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

Carol said...

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!

Victoria said...

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

Byrdie said...

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

Linda said...

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.

Alviana said...

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

Antoinette said...

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

Angela said...

Very lovely!

sdBev said...

Gorgeous. Both dress and daughter, absolutely GORGEOUS!

senaSews said...

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

Shari said...

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

Eugenia said...

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

sonoemi said...

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

The Slapdash Sewist said...

Very pretty dress! The fit is exceptional.

Summerset said...

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.

Susan Fogel said...

The dress suits your daughter perfectly. Her posture is superb, the color delicious.
Alovely dress and young woman.
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Sheila said...

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

Cafe Couture said...

such a lovely dress!

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

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.

amber said...

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.

~ Kimberlee B ~ said...

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

Cennetta said...

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

Isabelle said...

What a beautiful dress! The fit is perfect.

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