Awhile ago I made this dress from a Maggy London Butterick pattern 4914
and have come close to wearing it to death since.
So yesterday I finally managed to finish this next knit dress, that has been on my machine since before the big cleaning frenzy. In the cleanup somehow I managed to lose a sleeve - ended up cutting another, after locating the stretch lining that I'd put exactly where it's supposed to be, but of course didn't SEE it when I looked there first time. (how is it that even after all that cleaning and organizing I can still waste an hour looking for something?)
Anyway, I present Simplicity 3775, Review here on PR for more detail.
There aren't really 3 layers of lace at the hem, there are just some exceptionally vivid shadows in the full afternoon sun.
I don't love the dress. Not like I love the Green one. Lots of reasons, but mostly to do with the fabric choice - a VERY stretchy lace knit that I chose to line with a nude swimwear lining - should have lined with black tricot. oh well.
And, I thought I would like the coverage at the cleavage better with the Simplicity - but in truth it feels just a tad 'dowdy' to me, Annnd....I don't love the gathers coming off the empire seam as I love the pleats coming out of the V.
So all-in-all, I guess if I make another of these dresses that are so comfy to wear they're like PJ's, it'll be from the Butterick pattern again.
Would you Look at that basil my sweet hubby grows for me to cook with? This pot of basil is on the deck right outside the kitchen door. Yum!
a teaser shot of what's already cooking on my sewing table: