Sunday, May 9, 2010

Simplicity 2647

I went to visit A Fabric Place in Baltimore a few weeks ago with my mom. They have some gorgeous fabrics. I bought a silk and linen blend, some tropical weight wool, a few knits, and this lovely silky poly that I made into a maxi sundress.

Sorry the picture is so bad, I was taking them with my tripod. I don't have the kinks ironed out of it yet! This dress is great. It is very comfortable, as you would expect with a knit dress. I chose it because I don't have anything in my closet that looks like it. I also thought the draping on the bodice would be flattering...ya know, since I have no chest?!?

I had to take in the sides of the bodice 1" each side. I also had to take up the straps 2" to get a more secure fit. If I had known, I would have added bra cups. Now I need to shop for a strapless bra to go with the dress. That's ok since I have a few other dresses that need one too.

The instructions don't allow for a nice, neat finish on the inside. Here is what the seam between the bodice and the skirt looked like before I bound them.

There was rough elastic touching my skin, so I bound it with a spare scrap of the knit that I had left over.

I would love to make this again! I'd probably do it in a little shorter length, but I do like this one the way it is!

Now, I know I told you that I'd post about the Pants of Doom....that will have to wait until next time. Just building suspense...hee hee.


  1. Oooo! I like this dress a lot! Looks very comfy and flattering. When you go into business, let me know. :)

  2. That looks like the most comfy dress ever. Sundresses are the best for summer!! Well done!!!