With wedding season in full swing right now, I thought about this dress that has been stashed in the back of my closet. I made it to wear to a wedding many years ago and long before I ever even thought of blogging or even knew what a blog was.
I made this dress from a Sewstylish Simplicity 3867 pattern. With its empire cut and tie at the high waist, it is a flattering dress. I also love the pleated skirt and tend to choose pleats over gathers every time. As I look at this dress and pattern again, I'm thinking that the top would look rather cute made in a soft lawn. I think that it would be awesome in a maxi length as well.
Pattern: Simplicity 3867
Fabric Used: A poly charmeuse in ivory with taupe polka dots that I remember getting at a very great price. Like $1.99 a meter!
Instructions: I followed the pattern instructions without any difficulty. I do remember rereading the section on attaching the waistband/tie a couple of times but it came together nicely.
Changes I made: I didn't make any changes to this pattern which is so unlike me. I liked it so much that I made another in a navy polka dot but I no longer have that version.
Aren't these polka dots great!? Little circles rather that traditionally solid dots. I think I may have mentioned before that while I love polka dots, I prefer them to be a little irregular in some way to prevent them from becoming too cutesy.