Sometimes a piece of fabric just leaps out at you in a store and you find yourself powerless to resist snapping it up and carting it home. This is one of those pieces. I snatched it off the remnant table at Pitt Trading during one of their recent Winter sale.
When I got home I rediscovered vintage Simplicity 9284 in my stash and just knew it was meant to be.
The dress fits perfectly and surprisingly I made not modifications to the style of the dress. The only fitting change I made was to shorten the bodice slightly and maybe I raised the hem a smidge.
The front bodice is cut on the bias, which means the dress fits beautifully. The four gore skirt is also bias cut, so it hangs perfectly without clinging.
The fabric appears to be a poly or viscose textured crepe with slight mechanical stretch. It was easy to work with, but still drapey. For a green hater, I’m totally in LOVE with this base colour of this fabric – that deep blue/forest green colour. It just looks fab with brown accessories (I desperately need a new waist belt!) and I love the pink and chartreuse highlights on the flowers.
This is one of those sewing wins. I wore it yesterday for the first time and the girls in my class with a little berko when they saw me. I was also told that it is on trend by a few teachers, so yay! It’s just a dreamy dress! Tis all for now 🙂