A dress for me!

I finally finished this dress and got to wear it to church today!  I started making it in the spring but when summer arrived I pushed it aside.  It feels good to have it done and that it fits and I actually like it :)
Simplicity 1882 Amazing Fit Collection.  Great pattern because I could choose my bodice size (A, B, C, D) and skirt style (slim, average, curvy) separately.
Hard to see the details with the busy fabric but I'm very pleased with the fit.  I'd never have been able to buy something this style off the rack and have it fit me properly.
 I found a nice purple cardigan to match and can wear it in the winter with my boots.

The strangest thing with the pattern is that it has you make most of the dress inside out to get the right fit and then take it apart and sew it up the right way once you've made adjustments.  I couldn't wrap my head around taking it all apart so I chose to make a muslin first.


  1. Beautiful, Suzanne! The dress fits perfectly and looks wonderful on you.:) Yay for finishing the dress!

  2. It looks really good, Suzanne! You may have taken your time, but it looks like the perfect Fall dress. So glad you finished it! Have a good Thanksgiving Day!

  3. It looks really nice Suzanne!

  4. Perfect!! So glad it worked out so well - it suits you and it looks so professionally-made!

  5. Oh this is great! Once I get back to a normal size I must make one! Looks great with boots too!