Sunday, May 9, 2010

Simplicity 3877

I tried so desperately to sew what I'd planned earlier this week . It seems I couldn't channel my inner kadiddlehopper (man, she can sew lightning fast and makes the cutest clothes (smile)) to get it done in record time with my SUPER congested week. I was disappointed until I began digging through some previously sewn dresses and came upon this little UFO.  I started it last year and was interrupted and never finished. It actually was going to be my Mother's Day dress on last year. Since I hadn't seen it in so long I wasn't sure it was going to work. Well after trying it I was pleasantly surprised that it fit just fine and the only thing it needed was a zipper, a hem job and a sash, three things I could definitely squeeze in this week. But you better believe that my lack of sewing on this past week, will totally be made up for in the upcoming week!

 Simplicity 3877


Pattern Description:
Misses dress with fitted princess seam bodice, skirt with godets, and sash
Pattern Sizing:
I cut the size 12
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Absolutely!!!
(A better front view)

Were the instructions easy to follow?
Very much so. Nothing tricky to them.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I loved the mandarin collar and godets in the skirt.
Fabric Used:
100% Rayon
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I didn't need to make any. I didn't follow the patterns instructions for making the sash since the wrong side of my fabric would be visible. Instead I made my own version cutting 2 pieces of fabric 4" wide by 36" long. I sewed them wrong sides together leaving a small opening for turning and sewed up the opening.
(Back View)

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes, I'll definitely sew this one again as well as a few other views of the pattern. I wouldn't sew it again in Rayon. The fabric, although midweight, was not stiff enough to keep the collar erect. Maybe I should have used an interfacing of a heavier weight or rigged it by adding collars stays. I'm sure I'll think of a solution for the next time:)
Conclusion:
This is a very awesome pattern that's easy to sew, fits beautifully, and is very comfortable to wear. It's a great pattern all around!!!

By the Way, on behalf of me and my "wee-one"....... Happy Mother's Day to all of you Wonderful Mothers. Enjoy your special day. You make the world go round for so many. Take time to enjoy yourself and be pampered. You sure deserve it!!!!

23 comments:

  1. That's a beautiful dress, and what a beautiful baby too.

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  2. Aww!!! What an adorable picture of the 2 of you!!! LOVE the dress!!! I just bought some cotton and I'm looking for the right pattern, and this dress might fit the bill... Enjoy catching up on your sewing this week :)))

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  3. Eeee - I almost got this pattern at the last Simplicity sale, and now I am going to have to get it. This is so cute!

    And thanks for the love! ;-)

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  4. Beautiful dress, and what a sweet picture of you and your precious daughter!

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  5. This is so pretty, I love the shape of the skirt and the way the godets sit. I'm going to buy this pattern; I really like it. Happy Mothers Day to you.

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  6. Victoria, your sewing skills are amazing. That dress looks lovely and I just adore the pic of you and your beautiful girl.

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  7. Your wee one is very cute and so is the dress! Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!

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  8. Wowww, how cute your wee one is and a lovely dress of course. Happy mom's day

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  9. Lovely dress and adorable parting shot of you and your little girl. I hope you had a wonderful mother's day!

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  10. Love the dress. Great pic of you and your daughter!

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  11. Lovely dress. You look beautiful in it and that little ones of yours is adorable!

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  12. I really like this one. I have this pattern and need to make it up!

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  13. Very pretty dress and great picture of you and your "wee-one" :-)! Hope you had a Happy Mother's Day!

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  14. Your girl is so adorable! And that dress gives good derriere... :-)

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  15. Love the dress, what a great UFO. Your wee one is too cute for words, just adorable, thanks for sharing.

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  16. Gorgeous dress - you look so lovely in it. That picture of you and your 'wee one' is so adorable - your two smiling faces really made me smile :)

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  17. That is a great looking dress! Perfect for Mother's Day.

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  18. I love your dress. I have a pattern similar but had doubts about the final look of it. I think I will try my hand at it now.

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  19. Love this dress and your Kay Unger. Love the floral.

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  20. Great looking spring/summer dress. Looking good, lady.

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  21. super cute...just browsing and found this review. Thanks.

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  22. You are making me want to get this dress, it's so flattering on you. Ok, your adorable baby is so cute she gave me goosebumps and made my ovaries tingle! My husband would love to hear that, but the feeling quickly went away! LOL! Do you have another blog because I thought I had saved your blog to my site but now I'm not sure.

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  23. Love this dress! I just purchased this pattern and looked on pattern review and there you were! - Love your version! Thanks for the review. Cute little girl!

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