Sunday, January 18, 2015

Simplicity 2995

I bought this Nani Iro double gauze from etsy seller Miss Matatabi last year, mainly to try double gauze as I hadn't sewn with it before.  Turns out it is lovely to sew with.  It presses well and sort of sticks to itself a bit so not much pinning is necessary.  The fabric is quite narrow (108cm or 42 inches wide) so it limited what I could make with the 2 metres I bought.  I used Simplicity 2995 and extended the shoulders for a cap sleeve effect.

I used purchased bias binding for the neckline and just overlocked, turned and topstitched the sleeve and bottom hems.  Lazy!

I didn't have enough fabric to match the pattern on the back pieces, but who am I kidding I wouldn't have done it anyway, because unmatched doesn't bother me one bit.  Unless it's plaid.  How many plaid frocks have I made? None.  Told you, I'm lazy!

This shift style is a little bit of a departure for me.  I'm used to more waist shaping, but I think I'll wear it because I do like it.  I pieced a tie belt from the scraps to act as wearing insurance, in case the shift silhouette doesn't appeal to me after all.  

1 comment:

LynneSews said...

OMG, I made the practically identical dress with the same fabric a few weeks ago! Although I used a much modified New Look 6643 pattern, the effect is pretty much identical !

What perfect taste you have ;-)