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DIY Simplicity Dress + Pattern Review S1325

Hi Darlings! I hope you had a wonderful start to your week. I am getting so excited about the conference and also about my new spring pattern release. I have worked so hard over the last few months on new projects and sites that I am over the moon with what we have in store for you this year. I also will be making a cross country tour teaching on the business of blogging and starting, running and branding a creative business so those cities will be posted mid March.

On to my dress….what can I say I was feeling frisky, lol! I picked up this fabric at Michael Levine’s last month and I figured I would make Simplicity Pattern 1325. The FABRIC is perfect because it holds shape really nicely. It almost feels a little like a neoprene fabric. The dress was so cute that I though of making it with a mesh top using swimwear lining. My pattern review is below as well as fabric links and pattern info.

Pattern Description:  Simplicity 1325 Misses Dress + Sheer Top

Fabric Used: Double Knit HERE (use code MIMI10 to save 10% off) / Sheer Top Fabric HERE

Pattern Sizing: I cut the 6

Did it look like the drawing on the pattern once you were done sewing with it? Yep it did.

Were the instructions easy to follow? This is a simple pattern to put together, there are just a few pieces and the fitting (if necessary) is easy to make. The tee is even easier and was a good fit.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like the bodice a lot and the skirt is perfect for balance. I had this great floral print fabric for it so I went for it. I knew I wanted to use a sheer top and since the bodice was a pretty deep “V” I did add about 5/8″ to the front bringing in  the “V” a bit more. Even with that I suggest using some fashion tape to avoid any “slips” LOL!

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I added a bit to close the “V” some.

Would you sew it again? Probably not, one of these is enough but I may use the bodice and skirt separately to alter other looks.






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