Back in February, I saw a “Seed” dress in a local op shop.
|I bought the cardigan though, that is on the right there!|
It was too small but I loved its easy style.
I had two patterns that I thought I could make work,
So once I found some fabric, on sale at Spotlight,
I decided it was time to give it a go.
|The mauve double gauze is for a boxy blouse, next Summer|
I used the skirt and front band from the Stylearc
and lengthened the bodice of the Simplicity one.
|The inverted pleat can be seen here.|
The Simplicity pattern has the back gathered into the
I made an inverted pleat like the Seed dress instead.
I added a contrast collar, cuffs and the centre band
closure with a light weight denim.
I was pretty pleased with my check matching skills,
although I acknowledge it’s not perfect.
|It still need buttons here.|
The trick is to not stand still long enough for anyone to
I hope to get a better 'modelled' photo soon.
That's a really cool inspiration dress and you've done an amazing job of hacking the patterns to suit. Imagining you moving around super fast so no one can spot any imperfections 😂😂
It's so difficult to have the checks match, you did a great job! I loved garment sewing when I was a young girl/woman. Once I had enough money to buy my clothes, the love was over and it never came back ;-)
Isn't it refreshing to sew clothes as a change from quiltmaking? I recently made a new summer top, so I know how garment-sewing feels. Though your dress is definitely more involved than a top! It's great that you have the knowledge and skill to combine patterns to come up with just what you want. You've done a great job making sure the dress details - pockets, flaps, plaid-matching - are right. It looks like such a comfortable dress to wear.
I think your dress is much more attractive than the original.
Well done and the pattern matching is great. Wow, this weather has certainly changed, so stay warm & take care. Hugs Susan.
Well done on the pattern matching. The first thing I noticed in the 1st photo was the mis-matched pockets (I hate that sort of thing) - I hoped as I scrolled down that you'd do the right thing - you didn't disappoint :) ..... and your colour choice was a lot better too :)
Great job and it’s a really cute design.
Your dress looks great. You really have an eye for putting things together that work.It has turned out really well.
I love this!!
You are the one that gives me inspiration to get going on my garment sewing, and since you always make your sewing look like it's a dream, I am encouraged. Such a great looking dress--congrats on your finish.
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