Monday, February 4, 2013

the purple dress

I've wanted to make myself a somewhat slinky crushed panel dress for a while now.  I hope that it looks nice on.  It looked great in some of the pictures and not so great in the others but that's par for the course.  I mean let's be honest here I'm in good shape.  I even have an almost flat tummy but at 5ft 9 and 1/2 and wearing a 14 in most sewing patterns I'm hardly a slip of a girl.  My body type has also changed a good bit over the years so often I feel like I'm just guessing at what will and won't work.  All that said I think this worked pretty well for a date night outfit. 
The dress is a combination of the v neck top from sewing with knits and Simplicity 2054.  I had made the Simplicity pattern before and knew that I liked the fit so I just borrowed the neck line from the tee.  Surprisingly to me at least the tee pattern was a good bet narrower then then dress pattern.  I decided to go with the width of the dress after trying on last year's tunic to confirm that I was still happy with the fit.
The neck of this one didn't turn out quite as well as the last one.  It looks fine standing up but gapes a bit on the right side when I'm seated.  It also drove me crazy riding up due to static cling even with a full slip so I'm not sure how much wear it will see but then it wasn't for everyday wear anyways and I had so much fun wearing an almost all purple outfit.


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    1. thank you it was fun to wear out and about

  2. Very nice. I bet your dear husband enjoyed escorting you that night!

    1. He's certainly a big fan of this one.