Week 5 – Red Dress
My week 5 item was a dress from the Simplicity pattern 2848. My version is slightly smaller (as I complained on twitter during the week, I had to take this pattern in lots… say about 4 inchs all up), and slightly shorter. The pattern is mostly for this ‘jumper’ as they call it, to be worn over the of shirts, skivvies etc – but I have made the summer version! The fit is exceptional, and the fabric I used actually has a little bit of stretch to it, so it’s very comfortable.
All up, it took around 6-7hrs to make, including hand sewing time, and the fabric cost around $25. So why would you not sew your own dresses if you can?
I will be making a winter version of this pattern as well – in a purple wool. I had also thought it might be nice with the neck line infilled with a button-up lace high neck… hmmm. I shall work on such an idea. Off to decide on a week six item now!