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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Dress 2 of 7 - Simplicity 2497

A reminder of the pattern, a Cynthia Rowley design;

I made View C, the version made up on the envelope, except I left off the pockets as I can't quite get my head around pockets in cocktail / evening dresses.



Learning my lesson from last time I did make a quick muslin, more to check the style on me than anything and liked it enough to go ahead and cut my emerald silk dupioni. I wish I had checked the fabric more closely before cutting as there is a very prominent stripe on both the bodice and the skirt, but I can live with it. I had washed this fabric once in the machine to soften it a bit, and I also added a lining to the skirt section. It is an easy pattern to make and goes together quickly.

This is a fun little dress and I will definitely be making the scoop neck version in a more casual fabric

Some more detailed photos;





44 comments:

senaSews said...

This dress looks so beautiful on you. I love the color and the ruffles!

Sew4Fun said...

Wow, gorgeous colour and what a stunning neckline!

Sue said...

Cute as...

toy said...

this is gorgeous, OMG, I have to make it now, SOLD!!!

Michelle said...

Gorgeous!! That green is beautiful. I love the ruffled collar, so chic.

JoanneM said...

Stunning

lin3arossa said...

beau-ti-ful

Lisette M said...

Beautiful! What a fantastic color. I just bought this pattern because I'm in love with the ruffles.

Rachel said...

That is so GORGEOUS!!!! I just bought that pattern a couple of weekends ago at Hancock's. I love the neckline.

gwensews said...

That's a pretty dress, with it's ruffled collar. The green is gorgeous and it looks terrific on you.

Jenny said...

Your dress looks beautiful, and it's a fantastic color! I wonder how this would look with sleeves. I want a sleeved woven dress, and maybe this would work. Maybe it would just be too much with the ruffles too, though.

Eugenia said...

This dress looks wonderful and I love that stunning color. Your choice of fabric was wiser than mine - when I made this pattern I used a floppier fabric and had to recut the ruffle at the back but your version has worked perfectly.

Opal said...

Love the style and the fabric color is gorgeous....

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

What a beautiful dress! Love, love, love the color!!!

Trudy Callan said...

Gorgeous, color and all.

Christina said...

Oh I love how this turned out! The collar is fab. And the jewel green color is perfect.

meli88a said...

I have this pattern and had been thinking of dupioni as well. I LOVE yours and now can't wait to make mine.

Erica B. said...

I was unsure of this pattern, but after seeing it on you, I must have it! You look fabulous and the color of the fabric is to die for!

Mountain Thyme said...

Lovely, lovely look for you. It is very flattering for your size and the shape of your face. You did a great job.

NGLaLALa said...

Stunning! I love the color on you! This is on my to do list in an emerald green or sapphire...

Adelaide B said...

Super Cute!

Anonymous said...

Simply outstanding, Allison!

SherryV

equatorcollection said...

This is a knock-out of a dress on you! Love the ruffles, the waistband and that lovely emerald green. I too can't understand pockets in evening dresses.

The Slapdash Sewist said...

Gorgeous! I passed on this pattern because it didn't seem special enough but now I regret it! I'll have to wait for the next sale.

Sewfast said...

Cute with a capital C!!! I have this pattern in the wings, but you just bumped it up in priority...beautiful dress!

Faye Lewis said...

WOW!!!

Gail said...

I've seen a few versions of this dress recently. Yours is definitely a standout.

Dana said...

Great dress! Love that ruffled neckline!

Peacock Chic said...

wow that is gorgeous!! and I love love love the emerald green!

Vicki said...

Wow, this turned out really beautiful. The collar really makes it.

Adrienne said...

STUNNING!!!!!! I have had this pattern for a while now but was unsure of what fabric I would use...NOW I KNOW!!! I LOVE THIS ON YOU!

A Sewn Wardrobe said...

The color you chose for this dress is absolutely beautiful. I have this pattern, and may have to make an exact replica of your dress. It'd be so perfect for holiday parties. What a stand out dress. You'll turn a lot of heads in this!

Thanks for documenting how you're doing the bodice side pieces of V1117. SO interested to see how you did it!

j.kaori said...

That is the cutest dress! I love the neckline and the color is amazing!

RiAnge Creations. Ltd. said...

SSSSSSSSSSSmmoking!!!!!!!!!!!!
Angela

Kathi said...

WOW!! This looks great on you!! I love the color, the style, and I even like the ruffles. I don't normally like things like that, but I like the way they are graduated around the neckline. Great dress!!

cidell said...

omg, omg, omg. THIS IS SO CUTE. Seriously. It's adorable. You look fanstastic. I love the color, I love the ruffles and the fabric looks divine!

Summerset said...

Very cute and a fabulous color!

Karin said...

Allison, you look stunning in that dress. I love the colour, it's great!

Sigrid said...

Absolutely beautiful dress. The color, the neckline, the style for you. Enjoy.

Cindy said...

Gorgeous! I love the style and color. I bought this pattern but wasn't sure. Now I am positively positive that it is a keeper! I might have to make it in green too!

Barbara Travis said...

Yes there is a stripe but I think it looks lovely! The fabric looks elegant. Nice!

pendlestitches said...

WOW!!!!!

Vintage70dyo said...

I am late, but compliments I adore it and you look great wearing it.

Ayleen said...

what a work, I love green!!!
very beautifull