Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Simplicity 2497....A Cynthia Rowley dress

My latest Simplicity 2497 dress, just like every other Cynthia Rowley patterns, she really knows are stuffs. I love patterns with few tissues, easy to make and flattering on every figure. I was looking for an evening dress for an event coming up this weekend and this fits the bill so perfectly.



close up of the ruffle
Fabric: Soft satin fabric, this has been in my stash for about 3 years, from Fabricland I guess.
Pattern Description: Misses' dress in three lengths with neckline variations.
Pattern Sizing: I cut size 14 for the bodice, but didn’t have enough for the skirt so I folded the remaining 46” fabric into 2 to make the skirt. I had barely enough to go round my hips.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?: Pretty close
Were the instructions easy to follow: Absolutely easy to follow. However, instead of hemming the ruffle, I used my narrow hem foot to make the hem; this technique not only makes the hem faster to do but neater as well.
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: I did ½” FBA, lengthened the bodice by 1.5” and raised the neck by 1". The pattern called for 3.5 meters but I had just about 3 meters fabric for this style so I improvised a bit on the skirt as stated above. Also my skirt is about 3 inches longer than the pattern suggested for view C but I love the length this way also did not add the pocket...
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like everything, nothing to dislike at all. I just need the right spanx because of some problem areas showing…..lol
Would you recommend it to others? Highly recommend, if you like this style.

Enjoy the rest of your week everyone, it's been brutally cold here in Calgary, the lowest yesterday was -36 degree , presently it's -32 degree celcius......we are in for a cold week!!!!

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    1. The color sold me too. Thanks for your comment

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  2. Love! I had no idea she made patterns. The color and the fit looks great on you.

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    1. Oh she does, with simplicity and they are always easy and very flattering.

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  3. Love it - I did the same finish on the ruffle and much prefer it to hemming...

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    1. thanks,it's quicker and neater, I love using my narrow hem foot.

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  4. I love this dress on you! The color is FABULOUS! I truly like your version of this pattern! You did an outstanding job!

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  5. You'll be stepping out in style! what a pretty dress.

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  6. Wonderful! I love the color, the sheen, the neck ruffle. I made this last year in black linen, without the ruffle and bringing the neckline up a good inch and a half -- needed a work-ready dress. It is such a versatile silhouette!

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  7. great dress, love facric and color, you look beautiful.
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  8. OOh very pretty! I love the colour and this dress looks great on you!

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  9. This is beautiful party dress Aminat. I know a little sewing, but not varieties of designs like you.

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  10. Beautiful!! Truly an inspiration! Will be bringing out my sewing machine after exams!!!!

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  11. Cute.

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  12. Well done. It is so sitisfying sewing your own clothes. It usually fits better and the joy of saying I did this myself. I did quite a bit of sewing when I was younger. See you make me feel like taking it up again. Ithink I will.

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  13. love, love that neckline!

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