I have been in need of revamping my dress wardrobe. I am tired of some of the things that I currently have and/or I've had them since my oldest daughter was born (12 years old) and need a bit of a change to help my mood a bit. I found Simplicity 2724 and had a couple things in mind before I ended up with my final project.
I wanted something new to wear to Church as well as try and find something to fun to make out of one of the pieces of fabric that I received in our last fabric swap. So a big thanks to my swap partner, Bonnie, who was nice enough to send me this gorgeous piece of fabric that she had from Hong Kong.I already had the black piece for the top and just bought the little black piece and fuschia piece for the border at the bottom. I wanted it a little longer than using the print alone would allow.
Here is the detail of the fabric and ties above. I think after wearing it once I am going to make the belt loops and tack them on and see if I like it better that way because I think that I will always wear it belted.
Below is the sleeve detailing. I didn't do it exactly like the pattern directed. They wanted you to make a facing and understitch it inside. I didn't really didn't want to do it that way.
Neckline detailing below. I've been wanting to try this detail on something for a long time.I had to fuss a little with it before it fit me the way I wanted. I'm happy to say I had to take it in after measuring and cutting the pattern size accordingly. I also had to add 1" in the bodice length for myself. You probably wouldn't have to do that. All in all I really do like how it turned out and it is very comfy to wear, which is also a plus.