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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Another fav pattern! Simplicity 2054

Do you own this pattern?  If the answer is no, why not?  I do have to say it is one of my favorite dresses.  I've made it at least 4 times and between DD1 and DD2, they steal it from my closet, so I will continue to make more.  It is that good!

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Every view I've made has been B.  I love C, but find those cute little sleeve slits hit me awkwardly, so I end up hacking those off and making an elbow-length dress.  

I could just use a different pattern, but why?  I've worked out all the fitting tweaks, so I just keep trucking on with this one.  

DD2 swiped this dress from my closet.  I was glad she wanted it and has worn it!  It looks cute on her but was fitted for me.  I will continue to work on fitting her as time allows.  

I like to stabilize the neck area in knits by first stitching a layer of staytape to the neckline with the edge extending barely past 5/8".  When you fold the neckband to the inside and topstitch it in place, it more than covers the slight edge of the tape you used to stabilize the area.  

I also use double sided fusible stay tape by SewkeysE on the sleeve and lower hems.  That stuff is pure magic!  

DD2 loves this dress.  I am happy she wears it and enjoys it.  I am sure there will be more garments made from this pattern.  

Thanks for reading!


  1. So cute on her! And I do have this pattern and made it twice. Must keep it in my mind.

  2. Great little pattern - so wearable! I love your 'LOVE' version. My dress with this fabric has gotten so many comments when I'm at the market or clinic. Cute! and your daughter looks charming in it.

  3. LOVE your version & the fabric choice. This is a great dress with lots of versatility.

  4. Very cute - loving that fabric.

  5. This dress is so cute, Sue, and it looks great on your daughter!