Friday, June 24

Simply my Favorite Summer Dress:: Simplicity 2281

This dress could easily be considered my favorite.  How I never gave a full blog post to it, only shows how much I sew, that I pay little attention to scheduling blog post for every item.  During the summers, I love wearing dresses and skirts much more than I do shorts.  I threw this one on for a Womens Networking Social with my model daughter.
(I didn't make her dress...but, she has a list.)
I originally made this dress back in 2011, and totally wear it every chance I get.  I even made a romper outfit in 2014 with the bodice as a top for a vacation outing.  Shucks, I think I want another after talking about again.  Such a comfortable wear.  
I just love the "cold" shoulder affect of the sleeves.  They have a semi-flounce affect and just grazes the shoulders a bit to give a little "off-the-shoulder" action.  The waist is a midriff inset that is about 3.5" with a zipper in the side seam.  I think if I make it again, I will leave the leaves off and make a maxi dress. 
The fabric is a linen and I lined it with a sheer broadcloth to keep it cool.  The alterations were simple in this case since the bodice already has a lot of ease room to play with.  I cut a size 14 and graded out to the size 16 at the waist and hips.  The back skirt was altered to allow for more junk in the trunk.

You may have seen this dress plenty times on my social media accounts.  I know it is really fun to see someone actually wearing out the garments they make.  In this case I just plum forgot.  
Until next post...keep on sewing.

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