You may remember some weeks back, I held an impromptu sew-along poll as part of my article – Fashion Trends For Spring / Summer 2012.
I asked for readers to look at some of the latest sewing patterns available today and cast their vote to choose which, out of the 10 sewing patterns available, they wanted to make as part of a sew-along.
As always, you didn’t let me down!
The votes came flooding in and each sewing pattern did receive a mass of votes.
Even so, a winner did prevail and I’m proud to announce that our next sew-along will feature, with 24% of the votes, the Simplicity 2884 Dress.
A fantastic choice! Just goes to show that Fashion Sewing Blog readers know style when they see it.
I do hope as many of you as you can will take part in my sew-along and make the whole experience as interactive as we can.
For those wanting to know more, I’ve compiled a checklist below to aid you in acquiring all the tools and equipment necessary to make this dress in a quick and timely manner.
Let’s have a closer look at the sewing pattern!
The Simplicity 2884 Dress
The Simplicity 2884 dress has a wonderful retro feel with halter neck design feature. The front of the dress has V neckline shaping with gathers to the bust area and a yoke to the bodice area. The Simplicity 2884 dress has a zip / zipper fastening within the side seam of the dress.
You have 2 design choices. During the sew-along, I shall be making style A.
Design A. The bodice of the halter neck, ties into a bow at the back whilst the skirt section is pleated into the yoke / midriff at the waistline to give fullness.
Design B. The bodice of the halter neck is fastened with two buttons at the back whilst the skirt section is gathered into the yoke / midriff which adds fullness from the waistline.
‘Please remember you can take part in my sew-along no matter which design you choose to complete’!
Get the pattern NOW by clicking – Simplicity Summer 2012 Pattern Collection at Simplicity.com
Fashion Fabrics For The Sew-Along
Cotton / Blends
The correct amount of lining.
WAIT! Don’t go into hiding because I’ve mentioned lining. Yes, the dress is lined but that won’t cause us any problems.
Before we start this sew-along, try watching – How To Sew Lining Into A Sleeveless Dress which I filmed recently for FashionSewingBlogTV. You’ll soon realise it’s not as hard to do as you may think.
NB – If you’re unsure about your fabric choices, if you can, do ask a sales assistant for advice if you’re buying ‘off line‘.
Notions For Our Sew-Along
14 Inch / 36 cm zip / zipper
Hook and Eye
Two 2cm / 0.5 inch buttons for design B
Boning 0.5 meter – 3/4 yd which is 3/8inch wide featherweight
I do hope you’ll join me next week when we will begin this brand new sew-along. The sun is coming so be ready.
Ready to start now? Click – Sew-Along – The Simplicity 2884 Dress (Part 1)
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If you have any questions regarding this sew-along or any other fashion sewing related matter, then please do not hesitate to contact me.
Happy fashion sewing
Colleen G Lea