Saturday, July 25, 2015

Simplicity 1609

Hi, everybody!  Things have been a bit slow here since I've been away a lot this summer.  Here is a cute little dress I made a month or two ago and have worn a bunch to church.  The inspiration was this blue dress from the Lily Pulitzer for Target collection last spring.
The fabric is a textured cotton I got at Pennie Fabrics in Sarasota.  It has a bit of stretch to it, too, which is nice. 

The pattern is Simplicity 1609.  I'm surprised how well this fits with the darts.  It skims like a princess seam shift.  It looks like it's may be a little snug in back but it doesn't feel that way.  Might just be how it's hanging after several hours of wearing.

The trim on the front is three pieces of lace and some ribbon from JoAnn's, which I hand stitched to the front piece before sewing anything together.
I'm not sure when the next post will be.  No sewing happening due to vacation, but I have been knitting quite a bit! :-)


  1. I love this! The lace detail is phenomenal!

    I am curious if you spent $89 on your fabrics and notions. I know saving money isn't the main motivation for making your own clothes, but I'm still curious!

    Enjoy your vacation(s)!!

  2. Your dress is so pretty!! The lace detail adds a nice touch.

  3. Very nice Jenny! I love the color on you too!


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