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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!
Sue 







5 comments:

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

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  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.

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

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  4. Very cute - loving that fabric.

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

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