March 27, 2013
Simplicity 1699 Remake
This dress was made several weeks ago already and honestly, I'm not thrilled with the fit in the upper chest. That being said, it looks fine, wears well and doesn't gap. And I got tons of "you look great' yesterday as opposed to "Wow! Great dress." comments.
The fabric is the same but different as the fabric used last year in this dress. Hmmm, I even paired it with the same red cardigan, but different shoes.
This time the pattern is Simplicity 1699 and this is the second time I've made the dress. It's comfortable and easy to wear. However, as drafted the neckline is high, very high! I felt like I was going to choke - high. The neckline is from Simplicity 2648 - one of their Amazing Fit Dresses.
JB is getting so much better about taking photos. I was done after the first few, but he made me take the cardigan off so he could get shots of the back and then fixed the one side because it had static. But I can see there is still some static that he missed.
I like the belt - it encourages me to hold my stomach in and stand up straight. However, this belt is a bit too big. I need to have JB add a new hole or two. This is not a bad thing.
Anyway - this dress is comfortable and easy to wear. While it might be too casual for my new position it will get worn. I love throwing a dress on during the weekend and packing them when we go on vacation. So - it was sewing time well spent.