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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Simplicity 7258 A dress in review:)

 Ahhhh, patterns.....

This is one I picked up (FREE:). The material came from GMO's ( my grandma) stash I inherited!  FREE+FREE=Good4Me....GRIN!


I  really  like the empire waistline of these dresses. I pretend  ummm believe they make me appear taller. Not that I am short at 5'6" (except in my family, then I'm the runt:) I choose View #2 to try. It looks to be the easiest of the 3 "Easy to Sew" options!  This truly meets the "Labor of Love" criteria!  I couldn't begin to count how many times I had to make use of my trusty lil' seam ripper. (I have heard only a real seamstress trusts that particular tool...hahaha) I, AGAIN, had to learn the hard way that those pattern "markings" actually HELP! And then there were the parts I had to redo, CAUSE THEY JUST DIDN'T WORK!!!!  (hmmmph, Can YOU say facing is YOUR friend????)  I actually have b4 and after pics of my dress.....
  I LOVE LOVE LOVE this print. The leaves are a greeny gold color   (PuHleeze don't try to find that on the color wheel:) The print is a polyester? and the solid is a cotton or cotton blend??  and is a heavier weight than the print. but I love the combo....I do NOT however love how these sleeves ended up, even more so when I actually tried it on! The neckline was almost choking me, too!!  Maybe I just love HACKING things up???? Does anyone know of a  PATTERN THERAPIST I could speak to? 

SOOO, I hacked  rePositioned the sleeve ends and neckline
 AND this is where I ended up....   
This is my fave pic....SEE MY SUPER MOMMY speed???
And YES that's Goose trying to drag a chair over so SHE can get in on the photos:)

All in all, I have to say that this pattern is one I'll be trying again......
WITHOUT the stinkin facing!


  1. Hi,

    Thank you for checking out my blog...I'm now your newest follower too :D Steph x

  2. Just hang in there Denise. You learn as you sew. The more things you make, the better you will get. You've done a great job on the dress!

    Thanks for the sweet comment!

    Donna @ Comin' Home

  3. Wow, you are a great seamstress. I don't think I could make this dress. Love the empire waist.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog.
    Glad we are blog "friends".

  4. The dress looks great! I wish I could sew, it would be so much easier to make my own clothes than try to find ones that fit right in the store


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