Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Completed: Simplicity 2497

Fabric Mart has struck me again. Listen, I've been super good about fabric. Kind of. Not really at all.

This is pretty much amazing and how could I pass it up? It's going to be a cambie dress (FINALLY!), you know, just like the rest of the florals I last purchased from fabric mart...Of course, this will be after my Sew for Victory project!

Okay, let's check out Cynthia Rowley 2497!!

Guys, I *love* this dress. Love, love, love.
I cut out a 4 on top and a 6 in the waist and skirt.

I took a cue from Trena and just finished the edge of the ruffle with a rolled hem on my serger - that was super quick and gives a really nice finish. I also cheated and used a standard zip which is located on the side of the dress. I relied heavily on this tutorial for the insertion of side zip + inseam pockets.

Next time I'd likely keep the two rows of basting stitches in the ruffle. It gave some great body but I had used red thread, thinking I'd have to remove the stitching. 

I will make this again - using an invisible zip and keeping those basting threads. This pattern is awesome.

I hope everyone had a great Valentine's Day! It really is one of my favorite holidays, manufactured or not. I went to a local restaurant with one of my girlfriends - no hallmark cards or hershey's chocolate in sight, and it was a great time!

1 comment:

  1. I googled this pattern because I own it, but wanted to see how other people's had turned out before I make it.I love yours! It turned out pretty awesome. I just recently made the Cynthia Rowley 1873 pattern.. 3 times. The waist was always too tight, but bodice too big for me. Did you have trouble using the two different sizes for bodice and skirt? It sounds like a good idea that might alleviate my issue as well. Pretty cool to see that you recently made the same dress that I am interested in making!


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