Friday, November 20, 2015

Purple Princess Line, Simplicity 1018

Simplicity 1018

Fall is coming to Texas!  I am ready with this dress.

Simplicity 1018, View B

Purple ITY knit 

Construction notes:

This pattern uses lots of fabric  The skirt is full and sways as you walk.  Just beautiful.
It takes longer to cut and pin this dress together than to sew it.

No surprises in the sewing.

Fabric selection is critical on this dress.  The ITY is almost too thin and gives you the ability to "see" what is underneath.  A velour would be stunning for this dress. 

I did a FBA and sloping shoulder adjustment. 

This purple ITY was not very forgiving and wouldn't allow you to ease in very much.  I can see a few wrinkles in the back of the sleeve.  Not sure many will notice when the skirt catches their eye first.

Unforgiving ITY in easing in the sleeve.
My grown up twirly dress.

Total winner project.


  1. Purple princess indeed! I like the color very much, Kathleen. It's really nice and well sewed. Thanks for sharing this masterpiece.
    xo, Jess
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  2. You look great in that dress St. Nolte! Well done!