Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Simplicity 1880 ....I want more!

Here it is. Finally! Simplicity 1880 Shirt Dress.


There's not much more to say about this dress than I have already said in previous posts. My modifications? To sum up:
 
a full bust adjustment by adding a dart.

Some changes to the back by eliminating the waist tucks and using darts instead.

Added an inch to the bodice length.


It's adorable, I am SO glad I took time to make a muslin, I wore it today and got loads of compliments, and I will make more. Terrific pattern, easy to make, and I love that there are oodles of options for design.


Thank You Sunni for all of your hard work and inspiration. This was a fantastic Sew-Along, and I really did take my time step by step as Sunni proceeded with great tutorials and helpful hints and links.
Well done!







25 comments:

  1. What an absolutely wonderful shirt dress! All the changes you made, work so well to make this a truly tailor-made dress. (Love the fabric!)

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  2. This dress looks so lovely and fits you so well too . well worth all your effort esp. as you say there are so many options for this . I do love those 1/2 button up dresses - I have a similar `vintage ` pattern that you have inspired me to pull out again.

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  3. Lynn it's beautiful. I'm wondering - is the zipper necessary? I know - sew up my muslin already, right? g

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  4. It's beautiful! You did a wonderful job on it.

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  5. Charming dress! It's witty and pretty and flattering on you. It looks nice for summer too!

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  6. Your dress looks wonderful. Love your alterations and they really paid off. The fabric choice is so cheerful and suits you perfectly.

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  7. This is a wonderful dress and you made it from the perfect fabric. Fits the pattern and your style beautifully. Great job, you look fabulous!

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  8. I knew I was going to love this! That red belt really adds a nice pop- lovely.

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  9. Again and again you Re a wonder of a seamstress

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  10. It's fabulous! I love the print and the fab red belt is such a great touch. Fits you to a tee and you absolutely look lovely in it too! Great job!

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  11. Really sweet dress. Looks perfect on you. The red belt is so cool. Just beautiful in every way.

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  12. Great job! It looks terrific on you.

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  13. Fabulous dress--it looks so good on you.

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  14. Beautiful! Great fabric, beautiful fit. Looks lovely on.

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  15. Beautiful! Great fabric, beautiful fit. Looks lovely on.

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  16. Beautiful! Great fabric, beautiful fit. Looks lovely on.

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  17. Beautiful! Great fabric, beautiful fit. Looks lovely on.

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  18. worth waiting for......lovely! and the fit is perfect!

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  19. Really lovely-what a great fabric choice and your workmanship is divine!

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  20. I am so glad to find your blog. I bought a Bernina several months ago and my creativity has been reignited. I came across the Sew Forth Now podcast. I have been listening to the pod cast from the first one on and then I heard her interview you. Had to check out your site. You an Lori have made me think in directions I never new existed within my self. I feel like I have known you both forever! Thank you so much for the inspiration!

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  21. I don't know how I missed this one! It's so lovely on you! Great fabric, great fit, great dress!

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  22. This is a lovely dress, Lynne.

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  23. I'm so happy to see you in this fabric! I love it! You look fabulous and I'm loving your version of this dress. I definitely think you need one more - maybe 5 more! Doesn't everyone? Fabulous make! Thanks so much for sewing along!
    xoxo, Sunni

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