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:

Image Source: Wikipedia

The fabric was from Carolina Herrera Resort 2012 collection. You can see the entire collection at

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.

Hong Kong Finish
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!


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

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

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

  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.

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