Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Maroon Double Cloth Lace - Simplicity 1314




My eyes light up with joy when I see something beautiful.  And that was exactly what happened when I saw this Maroon Double Cloth with Lace from Mood.  At first, I imagined a high-waist pencil skirt.  But when the pretty cloth arrived to my surprise the yardage was more than I requested.  It must have been the last on the roll, because it included this tag.  No matter the circumstance, I was too happy to get a little more and couldn't let it go to waste.  So I decided to make Simplicity 1314 again.



There is nothing wrong with getting a little extra mileage out of your pattern.  Especially if you've spent time making fit adjustments.  My first look made from it was "Cookie Lyons" inspired, from the hit show, "Empire".  This time I wanted a more sophisticated look.  So I paired my maroon lacy double cloth with black neoprene from a local fabric store in Chicago.






All of the descriptive information is the same as before.  I made view B. For the most part the pattern was ready to use without more adjustments.  But I did want to bring the neckline closer to base of my neck.  With most patterns I find that the necklines are very wide.  This makes it difficult to keep the garment on the hanger.  Also, I had to take it in along the sides about three more inches.

My likes for this dress are, of course, the fabric.  And all the things I mentioned in the first review.  It was even easier to sew this time.  I consider this a sloper, a basic princess seam dress that is very easy to sew.  I definitely recommend it to others and will probably sew it again for myself.



That's all for now.

Happy Sewing!
Cennetta

18 comments:

  1. Very nice Cennetta! Such a nice combination with the neoprene and the lace. This dress looks fabulous on you!

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  2. Okay you know the dress looks good right?! But I'm so nosy I'm checking out your new neighborhood in the back. Nice neighborhood! Are you all settled into the house now?

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    1. Thanks, Carolyn. Yes, the background is my new neighborhood. I love it and am happy to be here. It's been a long process of selecting, moving, and settling in. There are still about twenty boxes to unpacked, excluding the ones in my new sewing studio. Hopefully I'll unpack them soon. Thank you again. C

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  3. It's gorgeous Cenntetta! What a wonderful fit too!

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    1. Thanks, Faye. I was very pleased with the outcome and will definitely get plenty of wear out of this dress.

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  4. Love the hair, the shoes and of course, the dress;you look gorgeous!

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    1. Hi Candice B. Thank you. BTW-I'm always afraid of adding hair. But I really like this look.

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  5. Love that maroon lace fabric. Pretty dress and it fits you beautifully!

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    1. Thanks, Tomasa. The princess seams make it easier to fit.

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  6. Very pretty dress. I have had this pattern for a while, but have wanted it in a leather mix. Not sure when however.

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  7. I've seen how many pattern adjustments you have to make to a pattern so getting extra mileage from it is certainly worth sewing more than once. This is perfect. Great fit, as usual, and it's so flattering on you. There is nothing like a princess seam for a great fit for those of us with a larger bust. You look great.

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  8. you have that fit down to perfection what a great dress.

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    1. Thanks, Beth. It's so easy to sew once all the fitting is done.

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  9. Wow, the colors go so well together and the dress suits you so well. You are so classy!

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