Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Simplicity 2922 Muslin

So, here again is the dress that I like. I decided on Simplicity 2922 as my base pattern. I made up a muslin today and I think it's coming along nicely.


I had already decided that the belt would go all the way around instead of the buttonhole belt holes. I may or may not add sleeve cuffs. I kind of like them how they are right now so I might now add the cuffs. I cut off about three inches off the top of the sleeve. I'll show all the alterations in a later post when I figure out everything. I'm usually an above the knee kind of gal but I like this length too. This is the first Big 4 pattern that I've ever worked on that really has potential. Maybe I'm just getting better at fitting my body and figuring out what works for me.



The original Simplicity pattern has quite a bit of gathering in the back under the yoke. I did that originally but then I took most of it out. I had to take a 1" tuck in the back yoke. But I realize now, they added seam allowances because they put a zipper in it. I should have taken out the seam allowances on the pattern pieces before cutting it out. Duh. I also took out most of the gathering. I may take out a little bit more. I know the Hot Patterns dress does have gathers but I like this better.


You can see how the the gathers puff out a bit.



It was my birthday yesterday. Not only does my husband buy fabric, he buys me shoes for my birthday. Eat your heart out ladies. He bought this pair and the red patent leather pair I've been coveting.

21 comments:

Daisy said...

Happy birthday! Those shoes are fabulous.

seemommysew said...

Happy birthday! The dress is cute...I think I need that pattern. :)

Kristine said...

You share a birthday with my daughter! The dress is turning out great, and I love the new shoes!

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Happy Birthday! Great shoes!

Edris said...

Happy Birthday! Yes, you've got a good man.

marysews said...

Happy Birthday!

I will have to think about that pattern again. It looks like a dud in the book, but you make it look great!

Sally said...

Happy Birthday yesterday!!!! Love the shoes. In my quest to find other fabric stores, my hubby suggested we spend Friday finding some while on vacation! I've been wanting a pair of red shoes for the dress I made recently. Dare I tell him about those? :)

Have fun in Homer and send a shout out to my sister!

Sally said...

P.S. The dress looks perfect too. I was thinking it, but I forgot to say it.

Christina said...

Happy birthday!

gwensews said...

Happy belated birthday! Good job altering the dress. And those shoes-- I want!

Sue said...

Your a lucky girl!

Happy Birthday!

Bunny said...

Cute dress. That hubby of yours is just always exceeding expectations, isn't he?

neighbourhood.gal said...

Fabulous! I'm big on red shoes, too.

What kind of fabric are you going to use to make the final dress?

Imaan said...

Happy birthday Dawn, how many candles on the b-day cake, if you are telling? You ARE a type A, with all the stuff you have managed to accomplish!

Sew-Ann said...

Happy B-day!! And I'm about to do a drive by and get those red shoes!!

mochimo said...

Happy birthday !!!

melissa said...

Happy birthday! The dress is looking fantastic! I also find that back yoke gathers look cute on paper but are usually way too full on me in reality.

Ruth said...

The dress looks great!

Pam~Off The Cuff ~ said...

Happy Birthday Dawn !

Nice dress.....but
the actual fabulous Hot Patterns style that you knocked-off, has such beautifully shaped side seams that no belt is needed. I absolutely LOVE the Hot Patterns Metropolitan Good Times Top that I made and plan to make a few others...the draft of that HotPatterns style is so cleverly done!

BTW...I hope that when I eventually come out with a line of patterns, you won't knock mine off....? {Friendly Smile} It's so hard for independent pattern companies to survive...especially in this economy....

Jacqui said...

Happy Birthday!!! And yes, I'm very jealous of your shoes! =)

elbereth said...

Happy belated birthday! Yep, your hubby is pretty darn cool about the gift-buying (braver than most)! Enjoy your fabulous shoes!