Hello all,

August sunny skies are upon us and for this month my project is a misses' dress with 1960's flair. This sleeveless, modern take on the classic A-line dress has a center font seam, dramatic darts for fitting and back zipper. I sewed a size 10 based on finished garment measurements and the fit is perfect – no alterations at all. Love!

I am not going to get too technical about Simplicity Pattern 1609 because together with the well written instructions, and 2 main pattern pieces, it’s a very easy to make dress – truly “jiffy”. Instead I will wax lyrical about how wonderful this Dressmaking Fabric was to work with. The cotton sateen boasts a punchy print with delicate sheen. 

I believe that the joy of making your own garments also resides in the process and some fabrics add to this joy – this is one of those fabrics. I can’t help but recall how well it irons and how the stitches sink into it beautifully when I wear it. The spandex content is just enough to allow for subtle shaping and makes for a very comfortable wear.

Of course I was going to pair this sateen with Simplicity 1609 - the abstract mod print was crying for a simple dress of nice proportions.

No more words for me to say other than that I really love how this turned out and would love this dress in a solid colour, like this navy Fabric to wear with bright outrageously bold tights! I also think I can wear this in autumn layered over a black turtleneck with black tights and boots. Whoop whoop for transitional styles that also add a burst of colour!

Until next time,

Happy Sewing!