|yeeesssss!!!! finally finished :)|
|pair with a narrow belt and long necklace...and this plain little dress is adorable ;)|
So...Simplicity 2174...a versatile pattern with several combinations for nearly any look you're going for. I had some plum-ish linen laying around, so I decided to make a winter dress with 3/4 sleeves. This pattern was exactly what I was wanting. There are two features about this dress that I love--the neckline and the pockets! Cute, cute, cute. It's subtle cuteness...but cuteness nevertheless.
I made a size 8 straight through. I had no problems, no frustration, no roadblocks, no troubles--this dress was smooth sailing. I don't know why I didn't just hem it back in August. haha. But movin' on from that...I used an invisible zipper, hand-stitched the hem, and it was a fantastic pattern. What I love about the Amazing Fit pattern line is the bust options...sometimes I get exasperated with always having to decrease the bust size on other patterns. So...I had no fitting issues with this pattern, and that in itself definitely makes it a keeper (plus it's cute, right!). I might just make a summer dress using this dress pattern...but haven't quite decided yet. I highly recommend it, and hope you'll give it a whirl if you're thinking about trying it out! :)