Simplicity 2584

4 May

Pattern Description: Misses Dress, Tunic and Headband Cynthia Rowley Collection. I made View B.

Pattern Sizing: 12-20. I made Size 16 and graded to an 18 for the hips.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?  Yes, but I made mine a little longer. I wanted it to be a true dress, not a tunic to wear leggings with!!

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes. I only used them at the beginning, then I did my own thing.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like the versatility of the pattern, and I can imagine myself making this again in a fun colorful print. It is very boxy so I plan to add two small back darts for a little bit of waist definition.

Fabric Used: Embroidered Cotton and Cotton Plisse.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I shortened the width of the shoulder by an inch. This always seems to fix my rounded shoulders issue. I sewed the sleeves with a very narrow seam allowance because I have ginormous upper arms. I added a couple inches of length to the dress and didn’t do the tuck. I also wanted to add some body to the dress so I underlined the entire dress with muslin. I also doubled up the cotton plisse fabric and used the plisse for the facings instead of lining fabric.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes! This pattern was perfect for the look I envisioned and I think the other views are cute as well.

Conclusion: I love this dress and plan on using it as my wedding dress this summer. Not a huge blown out ceremony- just a Justice of the Peace kind of thing. AND I love that I’ll be able to wear it again and again!!!

I can’t wait to find some awesome platform shoes to wear with this!!!!!!

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One Response to “Simplicity 2584”

  1. Susan - KnittersDelight May 4, 2011 at 9:44 pm #

    This came out great!

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