Sunday, November 04, 2007

Simplicity 2959





A new favourite frock! This is simplicity 2959, in vintage fabric from the fifties fair. It's an easy pattern, and I am very pleased with her. It took about an hour of folding, refolding and gritting of teeth to fit the pattern pieces on 2 metres of fabric, but by shortening the skirt I got there. It has a quarter inch hem as a result, with the help of some bias binding.
Moggy's suggestion of a self fabric belt was a winner, to stop the skirt pleats poufing too much. Luckily I just happened to have a green belt buckle lying about the place.

8 comments:

moggy said...

Ah, she is lovely. Belts are beaut!

I'll have to rethink what I make out of my rosebud, since she is a bit scant. Maybe the Rizzo shirt? Once I have hemmed these 18 napkins (eek!) I will see if I can post this week's frockage... have to get a decent pic first.

kitty said...

The Rizzo shirt would be gorgeous in the rosebud! I would make her in rosebud if I had more of the fabric. Mmmm.
I have glowing elbows in the pic, did you notice? Holy elbows!

Nadia said...

Looks great!

Bonnie D. said...

What an adorable dress!

Denise said...

Cute dress, it looks comfy too. The red shoes really complete the look.

narcissaqtpie said...

great dress!

Sharon said...

It's wonderful!

Linda said...

I really love this dress. What a great fabric and pattern