Friday, May 23, 2008

A Pretty Shade of Blue

Simplicity 3827


I started out to make a wearable muslin for myself, and even though I made the d-cup, it was still too tight in the bust. I tried it on as soon as I had the bodice made and found that it was going to be a problem, but instead of throwing in the towel I finished it for Autumn, and it fits her beautifully.


Overall, I loved this pattern. It went together beautifully. Even the side zipper! The princess seams are slimming, and the style is classic. My loss was definitely Autumn's gain.




15 comments:

lady jane said...

I really like the feminine lines of this dress. Autumn looks lovely wearing it. :o)

Can you alter the pattern to compliment your needs? It sure is a nice pattern.

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

I love those--what are they called, princess seams? I haven't sewn in a long time, but I used to do a lot of it. (I even made my own wedding dress without a pattern, just my mother's dress to use as a model.) That is a very nice, feminine pattern.

Cherish the Home said...

I *love* this style of dress. You're right, very slimming and quite feminine as well. Just lovely. I hope you can make one for yourself as well. (o:

Mamselle Duroc said...

Oh, charming! I love the pale blue, and the princess seams are so graceful and feminine.

Daughter of the King said...

oh it looks wonderful Tracy....
Deby

Honest to Ya~Ya said...

Those of you that know how to sew are so very blessed!☺

Tracy said...

Autumn has definitely won from that one ~ what a lovely pattern. It certainly has come out beautifully.

Kelley said...

It's gorgeous Tracy!
I am sorry that it didn't work out for you but it looks lovely on Autumn!
Wishing you a blessed holiday weekend!

Kittee said...

I have this pattern! I just haven't made the dress yet! I'm glad you gave a warning about the cup size, I'll take note of that before I begin.

Penless Thoughts said...

Lovely and very stylish.
Susan

Gena said...

Very sweet dress. I, too, love those princess seams. I also like the fact that dresses are actually becoming popular again and you can find so many great patterns!

Congrats to Autumn on her cello debut!

Dianne said...

Tracy, I have this very same pattern that I was going to make a dress for myself or maybe the top & skirt (haven't quite decided yet) because I'm making a dress right now for Terri. I liked the style. It so funny that we both picked the same pattern. It looks good on Autumn. She's a blessed daughter to have a seamstress like you for a mom or is it mum?

Stasia said...

Hi, Mrs. K,

That is such an elegant dress! It looks very good on Autumn!

Karen said...

It looks very pretty on Autumn, and I'm sure she's happy to have a new dress, too.
I'm glad to know about the bodice, as I also have that pattern, but haven't used it yet. I like seeing them made up, so I can really see what it will look like when I make it.

Karen said...

What a lovely dress, Tracy! And your daughter is blessed by the muslin that you made, I am certain. I wrote down the pattern number that you used, because I really like this style, too. I need to make myself a dress form first, though, so that fitting those princess seams on myself goes faster this time. Do you have any tips for fitting princess seams more easily?