Friday, September 21, 2012

Dogwood Dress (Simplicity 2265)

A long overdue follow up post to the father's days ties... here is what I made for Louisa: Simplicity 2265, also in "Dogwood Floral" linen-blend by April Johnston for Jo-Ann. It is fully lined with a solid peach silky rayon-blend from the same line. (Both are sold out now, sadly.) Coincidentally, both the fabric and the pattern are "Project Runway" lines.

I thought this pattern was very cute and fairly easy to sew. The only thing I wish I had done differently was to turn the sleeve binding under so it was hidden and the shoulders didn't look so wide, or else to have used the cap sleeve option from the pattern. Looking back I don't know why I didn't make the sleeves.

I also wish I had thought to cut the skirt lining in one piece, instead of cutting a separate band (like the main skirt has), which was a total waste of time.

The tuck in the front and the bow in the back are the best parts, but I also like the neck line.

The button closure is a nice touch, too.

Always nice to have my mom around to compliment my work. :)

Happy much-belated Father's Day! And tonight it is officially the last evening of summer. Already looking forward to next June!


  1. Just saw this on patternreview--super cute dress, and I am dying over the matching tie! Love it!

  2. I love seeing the finished project! I'm working on this dress now and I am stuck on the tuck- it's helpful to see an actually finished product.


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