Today’s Pattern Story: Simplicity 1114

by Erin on August 9, 2011


Blue: I see an opening. You go in hard, and I'll follow.

White: That could work … but it's still risky. 

Blue: We've been training for months. It's as easy now as it will ever be.

White: All I'm saying is, we don't have to go through with this. Nobody would blame us.

Blue: You want to sit through this whole women's club meeting without a stiff G&T? Let's move, or we'll never get through to the bar before Wanda starts pounding that damn gavel.

White: All right then. Let's do this thing. But if I get seven-layer dip on this dress, you're paying the dry-cleaning bill.


Pattern from Sheila at Out of the Ashes. And thanks so much to Janet, who let me know that A Dress A Day was featured on The Budget Fashionista on Sunday! 

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Choctawcharlisews August 9, 2011 at 4:17 am

My mother had this pattern. She made it in a green and black raw silk oversize – well – it was sort of like a plaid. All I remember for sure is she was drop dead GORGEOUS in it!


MB@YarnUiPhoneAppv1.6 August 9, 2011 at 5:58 am

And what no commentary on the gorgeous necklace these women are wearing? I’ve been seeing more 1950s tiered necklaces while I’ve been out and about. It’s the necklaces got together and organized their own renaissance!


Janet Croft August 9, 2011 at 6:53 am

Gorgeous pattern, and so me. I generally go for shirts-and-skirts rather than dresses so I can avoid my low back waist fitting problem, but I see long slim summer skirts matched with shirts in the same color or print in my near future…


Susan D August 9, 2011 at 7:00 am

Actually, I’m blown away by the twinned feet position.


Evalyn August 9, 2011 at 10:17 am

Susan: me too. I don’t believe I’ve ever seen that on a pattern or on a live model before.
The pattern is pretty meh, but the accessories are killer.


Frances from Florida August 10, 2011 at 7:51 am

Would this also work for AAUW meetings?


Cookie August 11, 2011 at 5:01 pm

At least as illustrated, I love the sleeveless version in white. If you had good arms, it might be the only dress you’d ever need. (Could add jackets, etc.)


emily August 12, 2011 at 3:45 am

haha! genius!! love your blog :)


For Elyse August 12, 2011 at 9:53 am

Love the commentary :)

Do you think the red on the white dress is a sash or a bag she is holding?


Justyna August 19, 2011 at 8:16 am

I’m SO adoring their outfits! Wish people dressed like that everyday… sigh…


jill September 12, 2011 at 1:43 pm

I want a do-over, back to the 1970s when my body would have been perfect in that white dress.


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