Friday, June 10, 2011

Simplicity 2580



Faye is hosting "Stay Cool-Stitch Up A Dress" I needed something to cleanse my palette after completing a humongous wardrobe project that consisted of almost for 40 pieces. When I disappear, I'm still sewing but not for myself. The challenge/sew along is what I definitely needed. The tough part was deciding what to do first. I put out a call for help in deciding on a pattern. And I added a few more patterns to my already overloaded queue. Tanya suggested I pick one and go. That's where S2580 comes in. This dress sews up in about two hours! That includes laying out the pattern, marking and cutting. I bought this fabric from Fabric Mart a few years ago and it had been marinating in my stash. That pattern I had when it first came out and has some wonderful reviews on PR. I didn't have to do a FBA. There is plenty of ease in the design. Check the tissue for the finished measurements. The empire line fell in the right place below the bust. I cut a size 12 for the top and size ten for the skirt. I cut out four sleeves and stitched them together at the hem line because I wanted the finishing to be clean. I could have lengthen the hem by another inch. As it is right night, I'll use .25 SAS to complete it.

12 comments:

alethia said...

Pretty and sumeryyyy

Bunny said...

Very pretty on you. I like your sleeve treatment and I use it a lot.

Ivalyn "Tee" Jones-Actie said...

Very pretty day dress!

MushyWear said...

What a cool print and fits you beautifully. A perfect summer dress!

Lisette M said...

Love it! You look beautiful.

Jackie said...

Love your dress, it's very cool & summery. Great idea with the sleeves. Of course, I'd like to see the other dresses made up, LOL. You sew fast!! You did 40 pcs!!!

Gabriella said...

shabam! You look gorgeous! Love contrast between the dress and the head wrap.

Omega said...

Pretty dress, you look gorgeous!

velosewer said...

You look gorgeous.

Carol said...

This is so pretty. I can't tell if it is blue or purple from my monitor, but I love the combination of colours. I have some nice purple shoes that would go with it, assuming it is purple. Lining the sleeves the way you have gives them a nice weight, too. As always, you look beautiful.

narcissaqtpie said...

You look great! Loving the dress!

katielynne said...

Ooo! This is definitely 'Your' dress! You wear it absolutely beautifully. Honestly, you should make a few dresses with this pattern. I'm just sayin'...