Saturday, October 1, 2011

Simplicity 2638 even if it kills me!

This is a "So Easy" dress from Simplicity.  So I made it "So Difficult" by overcompensating for a FBA and then trying to take the seams back in some.  It would have been easy to just cut another bodice, but I was out of fabric and I bought the last on the bolt at Helen Enox in Oklahoma City.  I was also determined to work this out since the print was gorgeous and it was going to look great.

My changes started with lengthening the bodice so the center section was fitted above my waist and horizontal.  Then I widened the bodice a little so that the front was not too tight.  Somewhere in that process the front neckline became too long and there was my problem.  So, I slowly inched the front V up until it fit "good enough."  

This is a little closer view to see the fabric.  It was a black and white border print in rayon.  It was great fabric to work with and hangs so well.  This dress pattern was the perfect match for the fabric.  The skirt on the dress is gathered in the center front and across the back, which makes a flattering hang to the dress.

I also entered a few of my daughters dresses in our county fair.  I won a rosette and "Best of Show."

It is hard to see the dress due to officials laying the dresses flat in cases.  This is the dress.

Hope you have fun at your county fair!

1 comment:

  1. omg. So happy to have found this, I literally have the same pattern. my problem is that the whole thing fit correctly in the front. In the back, its like hanging, so i have seam ripped off the skirt from the bodice, and am redesigning it with pleats instead of gathers to even it out. I don't have any more of the fabric to play with so I hope it works wish me luck!