Wednesday, June 1, 2011

June 1, Part deux!

What should one do when one wakes up at 5am and can't get back to sleep? One should blog, then sew, then blog again, of course!

The other day I finally bought Simplicity 2250. It's been on my wish list for a long time and I happened upon it for a mere dollar, so why not?
After my purchase, I went online and did some research in the form of pattern reviews. There were a lot of mixed feelings about the construction of this dress, but the main thing most people said was follow the directions exactly. Now I'm not one for reading directions, but with all those darts, pleats, and folds on the bodice they were very helpful.

So far I've worked on my practice run and only made the bodice front. The fabric was from the skirt of a different dress that I was making a long time ago and abandoned... time to give it a new life. The dress pattern has a tie and covered elastic on the back, but I think I'll be changing that. I think a button down back bodice may suit my style a bit better. Or perhaps something even more simple with just an invisible zipper.
Anyway, I'm excited about this project! And following those directions wasn't so bad after all.


  1. ooooh I'm in awe. I can't wait to see how very lovely this will be!

  2. I made this dress! It was really rough for me, because I have not been sewing very long but I LOVE IT! Your pleats and darts look perfect!

  3. I am so excited about seeing your final product. This dress is sitting on myself calling out to me, I am sure yours will inspire to me cut my pattern!