Gray Gardens

Hey, it’s another Simplicity 2389!

I think this fabric is called Flower Field (maybe?) and is Kokka Trefle? A few minutes’ desultory Googling hasn’t turned up a picture. It feels like Kokka’s linen/cotton mix and I know I bought it from Superbuzzy in 2013 (thanks to saving every fabric invoice in my inbox). Here’s the full front view:

And here’s the center front, with an attempt at matching the pattern across the front seam:

And of course the shoulder piping:

The zipper/pocket (also with piping):

And the back:

I say “Simplicity 2389” but it’s really the Simplicity 2389 with the modified skirt, as usual. As you might imagine after seeing so many of these hybrids in a row, I really really like this dress. (And I have a few more coming to post.) It’s just so darn easy to make and wear, and I haven’t really run out of interesting (to me, at least) combinations of print and piping (even self.jpgping).

But last week I found myself thinking about a simple, V-neck bodice with a six-gore pocketed skirt, probably in  dark denim. I’d like it for rainy cold SF days (I’m betting/hoping that we may have more than a couple of those this winter), so perhaps the tide is turning?

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5 thoughts on “Gray Gardens

  1. I’ve found myself dreaming about those shapeless jumpers we wore in the late 80s-early 90s, and a 1970s shirtwaist dress in dark green olive twill. Your dream sounds a lot prettier than mine.

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  2. I’m so envious of your Simplicity 2389 dresses! I love V necklines, but I hate the way my facings turn out because there is always a weird little bump and ugly stitches at the bottom of the V. (And I hate that my wedding dress suffered from that problem!) It looks like the center front seam fixes that problem, but whenever I find a copy of Simplicity 2389 on eBay, it’s in a very tiny size.

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