Just a little more Liberty love to share today.
This dress started as a simple summer frock, which I was hoping to wear out to dinner last Friday, and very quickly became a weekend long project due to my crazy decision to add piping to all bodice seams.
I think the extra work is worth it though. I really dig the piping and I love that I don’t have to worry about wearing a belt as the waist piping provides enough definition. I also need to add that the point at the base of the v-neck, where four lines of piping meet is absolutely perfect! I even took the time to hand tack the armscye binding by hand to create a clean finish with no visible stitching and move the zipper to the side because it also looks neater that way. Oh yes, I’m a master couturier!
Following Sunni’s post about lining choices, I second guessed my initial plan to line the skirt in regular acetate lining, which was all I had. I headed to the Remnant Warehouse and purchased some lovely rayon lining. It feels so much more luxurious and better suited to Liberty. My only regret is that I only purchased 60cm to line this skirt and didn’t stock up on a few meters for the stash. Seriously, what’s wrong with me??
As I’ve made Simplicity 2177 three times before, the fit is pretty spot on. I think it’s fair to say that this is a firm TNT pattern in my stash. I definitely think it’s worth a try if you are after a simple and flattering v neck frock, but I’ve just noticed its now OOP – boo! I think the bias side panels really help achieve a good fit without over fitting the dress.
I wore it to school today and the kids really like it. Style compliments from 8 year olds wearing maroon tracksuits are just gold!
Pattern: Simplicity 2177 (now OOP) used before = Free
Fabric: 1.4m Liberty Joy and Sorrow inc part shipping = $40
Fabric: 60cm rayon lining = $4.20
Thread and interfacing from stash