Monday, 8 September 2014

Another Dress for Mama

Stash busting 2014:  Pretty Paisley Dress

Fabric:  2 metres 100% polyester
             0.1 metres of fusible interfacing

Zipper:  22" invisible zipper

Basting Tape:  44" of two-sided basting tape

Yes, this is another Simplicity 2372 for Mama R. The fabric has been in my stash for years, many years. I picked it up for Mama R and promised that I would make her a dress out of it many years ago. Yes, Mama R is a very patient woman.

The usual pattern changes were made to Simplicity 2372. The centre front seam was omitted and I cut the pattern piece on the fold. The centre back has an invisible zipper inserted. The sleeves have been lengthened and the hem shortened. I stitched down the pleats on the sleeves and the neckline to give them more shaping. And the hems were done with the blind hem foot.

That's all on this dress. Would you believe there is another one that Mama R would like cut out in this pattern? The next one will be in a black wool crepe.

Happy Sewing!  


  1. You are the best!!! You are going to go straight to daughter heaven!!!

  2. How great is it to have a 'win' pattern. I love that you can make one of these and it goes so well and just energizes you for another project. Lucky Mama.


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