Simplicity 5908 done and dusted!

19 December 2012

This little number didn’t take long at all – I cut it out in one of my cutting binge sessions last month, and voila, it’s ready to wear!  Using what seems to be a wool/synthetic blend, a vintage fabric find from my favourite hospice shop, one of nana’s purple zippers, and thread from mums stash, this was a breeze.

Please excuse the vertical creases!  The fabric is medium weight and feels lovely, drapes nicely, and the colour is a richer, darker purple than the photograph conveys.  I particularly loved the look of the front panel.  I made only minor adjustments, running the bodice in a centimeter, under the arms, tapering off to the waist.

I tried a new technique with this dress, the over lapped zip, as I had no invisible colour co-ordinating full length zippers in the stash I used a pale purple regular zipper, which as not a tricky as I first thought it may be.  Also a neat and tidy mitered corner on the overlapping panel, an easy technique I’ll use again.

Besides pulling a touch at the back, I find the fit good, and it’s a comfortable little number to wear.  And I love the colour!



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