I feel like I’ve been absent the last week. Sorry about that.
I have been busy and ‘sew busy’ at least.
This week I traced off two patterns, Lisette Passport Jacket and Simplicity 2444 (or My Postcode Dress). I could not decide which one to start first and then Joanne’s Stitch & Witter’s blog post popped up in Google Reader about her completed (and gorgeous) Simplicity 2444 The Portlandia and that set me off.
I’ve just got the hem to go and although I am dying to post a picture I think that would ruin the fun. Sorry folks.
Plus I would like to make a belt for this dress before I take a blog post picture for it.
My fabric choice was odd… but I like the overall effect (not that it looks like overalls mind you!). The print is quite big and the fabric is heavy. I like how the skirt is sitting and I think that is due to the weight of the fabric. And I thought I was a non-full skirt kinda girl, there you go!
My girls love it. I’ve never sure if that’s a good or a bad sign…
Here is a tiny sneak peek. Zipper is now done and I’ve whacked it on the dressform ‘Betty’ (so named because I ‘Draper/drape her’ – I know… groan, stupid joke).
Ooh the fabric looks great! Can’t wait to see the finished dress 🙂
Thanks for dropping by! I probably would have finished it by now if I could stop trying it on and twirling…
Twirl away! But post pics soon. Looks like it’s gonna be a beauty. I love the origin of Betty’s name.
Definitely! If only the hem wasn’t so long…
Oooh, lovely! I’ve just subscribed to your blog – You’ve lured me in with Hazel and 2444, two dresses I’ve been meaning to make! I own the Simplicity, but somehow I’ve never quite had the cajones to figure out the double-dart fitting. Yours is lovely though!
Hello! I love 2444 – all the blog gushing and pattern reviews are true, it’s a perfect pattern. I found the double darts no issue and required no alteration. It fits me straight off the pattern sheet, I just need to make it a size smaller – pattern ease drives me nuts!
I found Hazel a challenge, it’s not hard to make but requires attention to fit. Once you master the fit, the design ideas start flying!!