Saturday, May 6, 2017

Cashmere Princess Seam Dress with Embroidery Simplicity 2473

This is an updated (more like fixed) post from that time about a week ago that I tried to blog from my phone and no photos came through...  Yeah, sorry about that.  I hope you'll forgive me.  Anyway, here goes...

I made this dress to wear for Easter several years ago and just kind of rediscovered it while going through my closet to prepare to move.


The pattern is the out-of-print "Project Runway" Simplicity 2473.


The interest is in the embroidered waistband. I was afraid it might end up looking very "homemade" in a not awesome way, but I really like how it turned out, imperfections and all.  I played around with scraps until I found a design I liked and went to town.  I used a disappearing ink to mark the circles and then free-handed after that.


This was actually a candidate for the donate pile when I was clearing out my closet.  I have only worn it a couple of times.  It is that odd combination of warm fabric on a spring/summer style dress.  After I tried it on, though, I remembered how much I liked it.  With some tights and maybe a cardigan, it will be great in fall and spring.


The fabric is a super-soft cashmere. I had it for years before I decided what to make with it. It looks like it could use some pressing now.  Here is a closeup of the embroidery. I used plain old embroidery floss.



Well, I don't think I'll be doing much phone blogging after all, despite the ease of taking photos since I can't seem to make them show up on the actual blog! I hope you all are having a great weekend!

14 comments:

  1. wow I love this, the embroidery is such a nice idea and the color of this dress is fantastic. Now I want to try some embroidery!

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    1. It was a lot of fun, once I was able to get over my desire for it to be perfect.

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  2. Your embroidery is lovely. You get such a lovely fit with your dresses

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    1. Thank you! I am lucky not to need much alteration most of the time.

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  3. Your dress is lovely, don't give it away!

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    1. Thanks, Julie. I definitely won't! I am so glad I tried it on first.

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  4. This looks so perfect on you and what a lovely colour. Don't give it away.

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    1. Thank you! I am keeping it in my closet.

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  5. If you're moving to points north, a cashmere dress that feels a little springy is definitely worth holding onto!

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    1. I think so, too. I think this will be perfect for the chillier spring days next year.

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  6. Just beautiful on you Jenny. Great color and embroidery. Very elegant! Hey, do you still podcast?

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    1. Hi, Molly. Thanks! I haven't podcasted in quite a long time. I was getting frustrated with not being able to actually show what I was talking about, and I actually had to pay hosting fees, unlike blogging. I do miss it, though. I consider starting again or maybe trying YouTube or just some videos on here.

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  7. It looks fantastic, I love the design and from a distance looks like beading. It also fits you like a dream and is a great colour, definitely a keeper

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