Sunday, February 8, 2009
My Daughter's Valentine Dress Simplicity 2754
This dress was suppose to be a surprise, but after finishing it, I was a little afraid Tamara wouldn't like it so I decided to send her some pictures and she said it was cute. Since it's no longer a surprise,I decided to post it because I don't have anything else to post this weekend.So here is my interpretation of S2754 which is a Project Runway pattern.
The fabric is a fairly heavy polyester knit which has about the same hand as wool doubleknit.I couldn't resist it in the store and since I have a red wool doubleknit dress, I decided to make this one for my daughter
The first problem I had with this dress was deciding which sleeve version to use. I nervously chose the pleated shorter sleeve but felt very unsure whether DD would like it.
The next problem was that since the fabric is moderately heavy and the skirt is pleated in the front, I ended up with a thick seam when I joined the bodice to the bottom.
Polyester doesn't always favour a nice crisp seam when pressing and I sewed it using a size 90/14 needle and a small zigzag stitch and again a zigzag stitch doesn't always allow for a crisp seam so in my opinion, the finished garment is not up to the standard I expect from myself.
What do I like about this dress? I think it will be slimming due to the front pleats and the back darts.I like the closures I used.(the pattern called for a loop and one button).The sleeves are really quite unique.And ,I was able to omit the zipper and it goes on easily without it.
So Tam, I hope you like your dress.