I just need to say, every person in my family did NOT like this make. I REALLY like it. So, be forewarned- mixed opinions may follow.
Let’s start from the beginning, shall we? I bought this fabric at JoAnns – in my quest to replace my work shirts. No ironing, fun print, check! I bought enough to make an Archer or Granville. It languished on my sewing table. Something kept telling me, “Dress. Dress.” I asked my husband – “Dress or shirt?” He agreed – dress.
So – to the pattern archive I went! I wanted something simple that did not complicate the print. After several days, I landed on Simplicity 2472. I have a serious love of all patterns Cynthia Rowley!
I used this pattern to make one of my first tops…before I knew better about measuring, sewing needles, and all other things sewing. Needless to say, I chopped the bottom of the dress off & I still wear that top!
I made a size 4 (there is a TON of ease on this dress!!). The only modification I made was to grade out to an a-line – about an inch from waist to hem. I also shortened the length approximately 2 inches. Otherwise, no other changes. Takes about an hour to make!? Score! I LOVED it. And then…
I walked downstairs. Everyone was on their electronics. Eventually, the husband looked up. No response. “You don’t like it?” “It’s not my favorite.”
Youngest daughter: “Its not your style.”
Me to Oldest Daughter: “And what do you think?”
Peeling her eyes away reluctantly: “it’s kinda crazy.”
It’s lightweight and will be great in the spring, summer and fall. I can definitely layer it with tights! Oh, yeah – label worthy!