Friday, July 8, 2016

Simplicity 2444

 I have been out of sorts lately, busy with summer, family gatherings, cook out's, you know everything but sewing.  I have been watching Mad Men on Netflix. I remembered, that I purchased a piece of fabric years ago that, at the time, it reminded me of something Betty Draper would wear.

I always go to pattern review once I decied on a pattern, to see what issues if any, my fellow sewers had with the pattern. No one mentioned the wide, neckline.
First of all I had to figure out how to do an FBA with this pattern. I always have to do an FBA and address gaping necklines lines.   I knew the neck line would be huge. But I loved that is was sort of boat neck.


I did my muslin fit and found the neck line was not only huge, but the center back waist of the bodice dropped like I had on a tuxedo. In order to fix this, I shortened it about an inch in the center and graded down to the sides. I reduced the neckline by an inch on the bodice front and back. I also graded that down so, that I didn't lose any room for the girls. I must have cut size a 20. My motto is make it larger you can always take in but you cant take it out.

Bodice Back

So here is the finished product. I haven't sewed cotton fabric in so long, I almost forgot how to use my serger. I am really loving this pattern right now. I can think of four different fabric choices in my stash, that I can use. But on to the next pattern. (I HOPE)


KayC said...

I love your dress, wish I could find fabric like yours in New Zealand.

Bonnie @ said...

Love your dress. The fabric is so pretty. You look lovely, Great job!

Robin said...

Looks really nice--love that fabric.

Faye Lewis said...

You certainly work everything out. The dress is a classic!

Kristie Price said...

Beautiful Dress-Very Lovely!

Tomasa said...

This dress is just gorgeous and I love the print. You look beautiful!

Sheila said...

Gorgeous dress and fits you perfectly.