Thursday, May 12, 2011

Finished! Simplicity 2219

I'm ridiculously proud of this dress. Really. I set out to make a muslin & decided to use my $2.99 fabric from my stash.  The fabric's print is pretty busy. Very busy. In hindsight, I wish I would have paid a little closer attention to the pattern of the bodice pieces, but it's ok. I can live with it. In fact, I declared it "wearable" and wore it out in public the other day. I even got complimented on it!

It all came together pretty quick, and the instructions were very straightforward. I cut an 8, a full size smaller than what I usually do, since I wanted to bodice to be nice & fitted.  The skirt ended up being much too big, so I took the side seams in 1". The end result is fantastic.

I skipped hemming the sleeves, just because I could, but I used a double needle for the bottom hem with woolly nylon thread in the bobbin & it is very stretchy. I'll definitely be making that common practice from here on out. I was having a little trouble with tunneling at the hem, too, so I used light steam a seam & it worked wonders!

You can see my official pattern review here.


  1. So, so pretty Jenna!! No wonder you got a compliment on this dress, it is really nice!

  2. So you say that this was your 1st go trying this dress pattern out?
    You did great, I think the print and colors on the fabric are beautiful!


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