Monday, April 2, 2012

Oldie but Goody

Hi there! So, I dropped the ball this month, and did not do a March creation. Too busy. However, I thought I would dig into my recent past and pull out this lovely.

I made this dress about three years ago when I finally got back into sewing. There are a few things I would like to change (like the's a wee bit big), but overall I'm pleased with how it turned out.

Pattern: Simplicity 2591, 2009, I think
Fabric: Laura Ashley from FM, about $6.00 per yard (about 2.5 yards)
Notions: Invisible zipper, hook and eye
Time to complete: About 8 hours
Total cost: About $15.00
First worn: Hm...can't remember
Wear again? Of course...I wear this one a lot. 

When I make this again, I will size it down some (this one is a 10 and I could probably wear an 8 or even 6), and I would like to add piping to the pockets and neckline. I may also do a version with a Peter Pan collar because I think Peter Pan collars make the world a prettier place.

What are some additions that you like to make to patterns?

Sew Happy,


  1. This is beautiful! Can I have it if you make a smaller one for yourself? ;)

  2. Thanks, April! This is one of my favorites, and I think I have more of this fabric, so yes, if I make another, you may have this one :)

  3. I love the fabric and belt choices! I also have this pattern - I tried an attached self fabric belt that came to points at the back zipper and used some fun buttons with it. The pockets are huge and fantastic! Love this dress on you!

  4. Thank you Missy! I like the idea of the attached self fabric belt. The one I'm wearing is a vintage one I had in my stash.