Thursday, September 29, 2011

Simplicity 2403 preview

I'm so close to finishing this dress, I can taste it!!
Here is how it looked this morning. It still needs a hem, and that's it! Hopefully my kids will sleep a little and I'll get a chance to finish it. I cannot believe how long I've been working on this thing. I don't usually have that much stamina for a project.
I snapped a quick (read - blurry and poorly composed, sorry!) picture while I was measuring the hem. I'm so happy with how the fit turned out. I'm so bad about skipping the muslin stage and just blasting forward, but I'm glad I put in the effort this time.

I'll post a better review and a summary of my alterations as soon as I'm done and can get a few good pictures. I'm also planning to make a belt out of the tangerine sateen to go with it. How fun is that?! I purchased a beltmaking kit from Sunni at A Fashionable Stitch. I think it will be a nice vintage-y touch.

11 comments:

  1. Very pretty! Mad Men retro with an edge.

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  2. I made that dress, and you're right - it takes a long time... You got a great fit, and the colors are really pretty!

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  3. Exciting - I can't wait to see the dress in it's final result ! But - Wow! The fit is fantastic!

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  4. I can't wait to see this all finished with the belt! It already looks fantastic. :]

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  5. Wow, you really got a perfect fit! I'll keep my eyes open for the review when you get this finished. Oh, and I love the contrasting bodice and skirt. I never would have thought to do that on this pattern, but what a great look!

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  6. Wowza, that looks smoking! And the belt will push it totally over the top, too. Go you!

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  7. I think you have a winner! Really, I don't know how you get anything done with 3 kids!

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  8. Looks great! I'll be watching to see how that belt goes.

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  9. Really fantastic! The fit is sensational.

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