Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Simplicity 2648 Sheath Dress

Simplicity 2648

I had a great time working with this lovely fabric: CH Cotton Stretch purchased from Emma One Sock


This print reminds me of Gustav Klimt's Kiss for some reason:

Image Source: Wikipedia


The fabric was from Carolina Herrera Resort 2012 collection. You can see the entire collection at http://www.style.com/fashionshows/complete/2012RST-CHERRERA.

Carolina Herrera Resort 2012 Look #5

Carolina Herrera Resort 2012 Look #7

Carolina Herrera Resort 2012 Look #8

Pattern: Simplicity 2648 View B Size 6 
I raised the neckline by 5/8", changed the shoulder angle, and shortened the bodice.

What is great about Simplicity Amazing Fit collection is that you can choose SLIM/average/curvy fit option. When I started sewing long time ago, articles on pattern alteration were almost always about how to make things bigger, not other way around. So this collection is remarkable and I hope it continues to offer slim option. 


Skirt has a vent on the back.

Simplicity 2648 Back
 And I am still obsessed with Hong Kong finish. Hahaha.

Simplicity 2648 Inside
If I use this pattern again, I may change arm facings to bias facings or combine arm and neck facings and redraw as one piece.

Simplicity 2648 Facings

Until next time, happy sewing!


8 comments:

  1. Perfection!! and I see the resemblance to the painting. Very nice :)

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    1. Glad to know that I'm not the only one who sees that! :)

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  2. Gorgeous fabric and gorgeous dress and it does look like a
    modern day Klimt.

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  3. I've had a lot of success with this pattern over the years. Love your version. If you don't like facings it is quite easy to fully line the top half or whole garment.

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    1. I'll go for a full lining next time for sure! Love this pattern. Thanks for the tip, Gail!

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