Monday, July 4, 2011

Simplicity 2404, my First Summer Dress of 2011

We had one hot day last week, and I immediately felt like making a sleeveless dress!

I'm intrigued by Simplicity's Amazing Fit patterns because they give so many chances to get a really good fit, so S2404



I used the C cup pieces for the front bodice even though I'm a double D because in the past, I've tried the D cup pieces and I found the result was too roomy. For the hips, I used the average pieces and that was fine,

The fabric is a stretch cotton poplin which really doesn't wrinkle very much so I'm very happy with the results. Here it is...




I think it has a retro look ,don't you?

The style is very simple with a split neckline...



...and released darts...




I used an invisible zipper for the back closure and I've put a tutorial here on my method of applying an invisible zipper because I've never seen it anywhere else and I can honestly say I thought it up myself. ( I really don't mean to blow my own horn though).

As soon as I put my new dress on, I got a flashback to the 60's. ( Oh dear, please don't take that the wrong way!!!) It so reminds me of dresses I wore in my youth!





I think this dress will become a favorite. It's cool and comfortable to wear and DH likes it. That's always a plus!



I hope my fellow Canadians had a great Canada Day and I wish my American friends a wonderful 4th of July!

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14 comments:

Gail said...

You match your garden beautifully. Happy summer!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

You got an amazing fit on your very pretty summer dress!

Lori said...

Great dress, the fit is perfect.

Sharon said...

Very pretty dress, it is perfect for summer.

Janine said...

Looks cool yet stylish - something I am struggling with my summer dresses.

Karin said...

What a nice shift dress! It's looks comfortable but still sharp.

gwensews said...

That's very pretty, and it does have a 60s vibe. I was there. In that dress.

pdiddly said...

Lovely dress Diana doesn't look in the least bit out of place in 2011 ha ha

Me! said...

Lovely dress!

Vicki said...

Pretty dress!

SewBarbie said...

I'm so glad I bought this pattern, seeing your version makes me want to sew it up. I love the fabric, very "summery".

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Lovely dress Diana. You look so very pretty in it.

Patty said...

Cute dress and perfect for summer!

velosewer said...

Great dress. I can see why you love it.