I have started—don’t all act surprised here—making Simplicity 1577s again. I basically tried to re-create this dress, sans collar this time, because my previous version had an encounter with a bleach splash in which it came off the decided loser.
This one is in a much heavier, darker denim, which I am kind of enjoying. You might have noticed the last dress was denim, too: I have found that I’m sewing a lot of denim lately, making me look like some kind of absurd June Cleaver-as-barista. But it’s so convenient! Denim is my favorite fabric to try a new pattern in, since it comes in all kinds of weights, and a denim dress is nearly always wearable, and goes with everything.
Here’s a closer look at the bodice:
I lined the pockets with some Liberty scraps I had lying around:
Here’s the zipper, with the photo lightened a bit so you can see it:
Oh, I forgot to mention that I piped the pockets with self-piping, of course.
And here’s the back: not sure why my dress form looks a little hunched over here, perhaps it was a cold day?
I made another one of these in this gorgeous black-on-black seersucker; it’s a little lightweight for winter but … I don’t know what it is about corded and ribbed fabric, but I cannot stay away. I just did a tidy of my fabric stash and the amount of seersucker I own for someone who is not a baby in rompers in Nantucket is absurd. Plus I have at least three pieces of corded cotton, including one in a bright peony pink that has probably been kicking around my stash for going on two decades. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ (What types of fabric do you tend to hoard?)