The Hundred Dresses: Day 46

You’ve seen this dress before … it’s Simplicity 6894:
brown roses Simplicity 6894 front

This dress was the trial-run version of this pattern. I believe I altered it to include pockets (which are very hard to see in this busy fabric, but there’s a picture in the link to the previous post) and (of course) adjusted the waist measurement. Also I knew I was going to need practice with these tucks:
brown roses Simplicity 6894 bodice

After making this I got a great tip from readers of this blog: make the tucks in the YARDAGE first, then cut out the pieces (with the tucks folded up on the pattern piece) on top of it. It’s so much easier! (And of course, with that method, you can do tucks on just about any pattern that you like, as long as you allow for dart placement, etc.)
brown roses Simplicity 6894 bodice

This is very old vintage fabric — I believe it was 36 inches wide — and I didn’t like it much to start with (thus its role as trial-run fabric) but it’s really grown on me. I love that dark gray and camel combo. I don’t love so much the sloppy collar points:
brown roses Simplicity 6894 collar

The side zip is okay. (For those of you asking “WHY ALL THE SIDE ZIPS?” I will do a post about that soon.)
brown roses Simplicity 6894 side zip

And … here’s the back.
brown roses Simplicity 6894 back

This dress turned out slightly over-large, but that makes it pretty comfy. (And easier to ride a bike in than it may look.)


8 thoughts on “The Hundred Dresses: Day 46

  1. I’m shocked, shocked I say, that we are now on Day 46 and there has been not one Duro, of which you used to loudly proclaim your love. I know you’ve moved on, but surely there are some tucked back in the closet somewhere??


  2. That zipper is an A! Just okay, pfft. You are entirely too hard on yourself.

    Thanks for doing this series. It’s a little treat everyday!


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