Monday, April 09, 2012

Simplicity 1800: In Progress

I'm pretty enamored with this pattern right now:


I love the multi-cup sizing (need to lay it out over my "sloper" and see what the differences are) and I LOVE the neckline.  So cute! 

I love the deep pockets and the cute skirt and the sleeve options...(cough*Kristine*cough  SLEEVES.)

It seems no one on the internets has made this one up yet.  Guess I'll go in blind!

I have several cotton lawns and shirtings stashed. I'm guessing the lawns are too light.  I have this rayon burnout-y blend too:


It was a steal at $1/yard several years ago.  It's probably appropriately aged now.

Of course all of this is probably moot until the weekend, when I have a nice stretch of time to get started.  But a girl can dream.

13 comments:

  1. I've been pondering this pattern, but keep chickening out because of the pleats. I'm not sure I want any extra poof up front like that. :) I need to see what it looks like on a real person before I get emotionally involved! :)

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  2. You always make the cutest dresses. I'm sure this one will be a success too.

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  3. Dang I was just looking at Simplicity patterns - how did I miss that one? Weekend - come quick and last a long time!! g

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  4. I just bought that pattern this weekend. I just love it! I should be doing one soon, can't wait to see yours!

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  5. I just bought this pattern too! I think it is soooooo lovely and I am hoping to try one ASAP.

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  6. I recently bought a different "Amazing Fit" pattern that I hope to sew up soon. I'm curious if the multi-cup sizing will actually work for me.

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  7. You're right, this pattern deserves a 2nd look. The neckline is very pretty and I adore the multi cup sizing and who doesn't love deep pockets...hmmm might have to think seriously about making a casual work dress from this....maybe in a jersey?

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  8. I cannot wait for you to make that! I picked it up yesterday at Hobby Lobby. Simplicity is only 99 cents this week. Walmart price matches if there is no Hobby Lobby nearby. : ) This pattern includes up to a DD. Pockets too.

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  9. I love that neckline. And hey look! Sleeves.

    heh.

    I with mary on the question of the front-enhancing pleatage though. Of course, my front is more, um, enhancable than yours.

    I'm like a potato with legs.

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  10. I picked up another "amazing fit" pattern yesterday, but this is the one I really wanted (they didn't have it in store). I love the neckline and I'm looking forward to see how the bust sizing fits. I have NOT mastered large bust adjustments and I really should, but this looks easier!

    For those commenting on the front enhancing pleating - I was contemplating this pattern as a preggie dress :-) hehehe

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  11. While it is cute and all, standing up straight all the time gets to be tiring. The front will gap and reveal all--all the way to your navel.

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  12. Oh, I do like that. Sleeves! I like a sleeve. And I like pockets, and a good neckline, and, and...

    I shall be watching out for yours.

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  13. Beautiful pattern AND fabric! That's a bombshell combination right there. Can't wait to see it finished :)

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