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Topic: Brown and Pink Silky Dress - Simplicity 3867  (Read 2822 times)
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« on: November 14, 2007 08:42:21 PM »

I made this dress for a wedding I went to this past Sunday. I used Simplicity 3867.

front (before hemming)

back (before hemming)

close up of ties and skirt pleating

The fabric is from months ago when the Hancock Fabric near me was closing. I've just been waiting for the perfect thing to make from it.

i ran out of time and hemmed it the morning of the wedding with fusible hem tape. it was my first time using hem tape and i was pretty impressed with how easy and well it worked. i will probably redo the hem and stitch it just because i'm not sure how it will wash - but perfect to make an outfit wearable immediately!

Even after taking the skirt in 2 inches, it was still a little big on me. so next time i'll learn not to trust the measurements on the package and make it a size (or two) smaller. Anyone else run into this sizing issue with Simplicity patterns??

action shot from the wedding

I'm quite happy with the way it turned out :-D What do you all think? Good pattern to use again?

« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2007 08:57:24 PM »

It's gorgeous. Looks like it fits you perfect. I love the colors and design on the fabric.

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« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2007 07:17:41 AM »

That is a beautiful dress.  I love the fabric!  Great job!

« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2007 07:51:07 AM »

First of all, the dress is gorgeous!

I have also run into that problem with newer patterns.  If you get patterns from the 70's or earlier they're often a tad (less than an inch) smaller, which is sometimes too tight b/c the clothes are already designed snug.  The best solution I've found is to measure the actual pattern and compare the measurements and locations w/ your own measurements.  Good luck!

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« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2007 11:08:52 AM »

It looks great! I love the fabric...

I have had that problem with pretty much every pattern i have used...  Supper annoying.

« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2007 11:55:34 AM »

Lovely dress and great choice of fabrics. I also have size problem with Simplicity pattern. Sometimes it's just easier for me to trace my old clothes instead of using a pattern. Sigh!
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