Tuesday, September 11

Knock it off why don'tcha III - Finale


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Review: Simplicity 3622 + 3634


Pattern Critique:
First off let me say shout "I LOVE SIMPLICITY PATTERNS!!!" They really do an awesome job keeping up with current styles and the basic patterns are easy to mix & match because the sizes are well drafted in the patterns I've tried so far.

I will say that I am blessed that I can fit right out of the envelope and will enjoy it for as long as I can.

rayon/spandex jersey from stash

All those details are here & here

Not an exact replica, I needed a little modesty at the neckline to keep it work friendly - so I didn't change it. If I make another one for wearing out I will definitely lower that neckline.

My only issue is my derrière, I never thought I had much of one, but I could not get a pic without the dress sitting on my butt. I'm guessing that is how it's going to look out in public. I'll have to see how I feel about that. Lastly, before I wear this I will have to stay the back waistline it's drooping a bit in the middle.

P.S. I love knit dresses!!!!


Erica B. said...

I think you did a great job of combining the two patterns... very cute!

christina said...

So nice. Look out, DVF!

toya said...

it came out great, that is a really cute design, I am happy it worked out for you.

dawn said...

You did that so fast! And, wow, it looks great. Congrats!

Katie Alender said...

It looks great! Go, you!

narcissaqtpie said...

Agradece a señoras!! (learning Spanish) You all inspire me FOR REAL :)

Anonymous said...

Hi, lurker here. Your dress turned out very nice. I have the same problem like you with the 'riding up' in the back but I have a sway back. Adding more fabric (run a test) could give you the ease required so the back hangs straight. I don't know what the back of your pattern is like so couldn't advice you there.

BUT, you have a Jamaican flag on your machine and my eyes popped. I am a Jamaican girl.
Back to lurking....and the boots look fantastic with your dress...super outfit.

Stephanie said...

Wow, it looks amazing! I may have to try this.

Have you tried wearing a slip underneath the dress so it doesn't cling to the rear?

flytie said...

como as bonita! me gustan el vestido con los cargadores. (practico mi espanol siempre que consiga la ocasión)


gold said...

GREAT JOB!!!It looks great on you and I love that color.The blue jewelry looks great with it too.

I have never alter a pattern!That is something I want to learn.Or is that something you just jump in and try it and see how it comes out?

Chayil said...

You've got skilzzzz! Hope to be like you when I grow up LOL

Theresa (Textilogist) said...

The dress looks fantastic-great work-however the whole outfit-with the boots/bag go to another level-that is true style

Diann said...

Now I really love that dress! You are so talented to be combining patterns like that. It just has such a great fit (and I love your boots with it!). Great job!

Sharon said...

Wow! I love this dress! It looks fantastic on you. You did a great job combining those two patterns.

SharonEsq said...

i just saw this and I WANT ONE TOO! unfortuntely i have to roll my own.

as they say, you rock

you are just streaming creativity

i aspire to a trickle of your productivity

sharing your adventures is so nice and yet more to do....thanks