Friday, November 1, 2013

Completed Simplicity 1653

Last night I finished Simplicity 1653 Amazing Fit Wrap Dress.

I made View C with a longer skirt length. My dress length ended up being halfway between the two pattern options.

Fabric Used: an ITY bought from JoAnn's clearance section. The lining pieces were from my stash.

I used the separate pattern pieces for the 'curvy fit' back and the 'C' cup front. I also omitted the 2 back darts. I don't need those darts accentuating my nice sized rear end. :) I really like the ties that go down the side.

The pattern doesn't call for a lining but this knit fabric was just slightly to sheer for my liking. Nothing like standing in front of a light or the sun and having everyone see your legs right through the fabric... No thanks! I lined the full back piece and the front skirt. Much better!

The weather has been grey and rainy and by the time anyone is around to take pictures of me in it it is already dark out. So these are on the dress form, I'll work on getting pics of me in it soon. I purchased a heavier ponte knit to make this dress again but I think with the long sleeve version.

The photos below are beautiful flowers that my hubby gave me!!! Love!
Next up on the sewing table:
Finishing my Cyntia Guffey skirt
And another new simplicity shirt pattern. 
And a baby quilt!
So much to do!!!


  1. That is a huge to-do list! Love the dress, and I totally understand you on lining the skirt section ~ and what a lovely hubby to give you those beautiful flowers ... J

    1. Thanks Judith! The to-do list a bit Ambitious!!! Hopefully I can manage it :)


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