Saturday, 7 June 2014

A Repeat Performance!

Stash busting 2014: Mama R's Favourite Dress Pattern

Fabric:     2 metres

Zipper:    22" invisible zipper

Basting Tape:    44" length

Thread:   I managed to polished off two previously used spools

Mama R can't seem to get enough of this dress pattern, Simplicity 2372. I think if I didn't try to talk her into another pattern every now and then she would have a wardrobe full of dresses made with this pattern. I really should recopy this pattern onto a sturdier paper as I'm sure this won't be the last time I use this pattern.

This is another repeat performance, different fabric though.  

The fabric was found in the home decor department at Fabricland earlier this year. I picked this fabric with thoughts of sewing a sailor's styled dress. Let's just say sometimes plans change and this is one of those occasions. I don't mind that I'm losing this fabric to Mama R, honest. I think it looks lovely with this Simplicity pattern and really I don't need another dress, never mind a sailor's style dress. Since this dress style took less fabric than the Vogue dress I originally thought of making it in, I now have enough fabric to make a top or maybe a skirt.

The fabric is a 100% cotton sateen, has a lovely hand and despite being a home decor fabric it is perfect for this dress. I was careful with the pattern placement since there is a repeat directional pattern to this fabric.

The thread and zipper used in this project have been in my stash longer than the fabric. I stash busted my last navy invisible zipper. And I actually used different shades of blues to put this together, trying to use the partially used spools of thread found in my stash. It worked out great since there's no top-stitching. I did save the one spool of thread that matched the fabric perfectly for the blind hem and the narrow hem on the sleeves.

No surprise that Mama R is pleased with her new dress, it is after all her favourite dress pattern.

Happy Sewing!


  1. Looks very pretty. And easier for you that she likes the same pattern.

    1. Thanks. And yes, it is easier now that I know exactly what works for her and the fit is the way she likes. Gotta love that!


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