Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Simplicity 2222---The Marigold Dress

I've been wanting a bright yellow dress for quite some time.  Glad to mark another garment off my Sewing Plan list. If you recall from this POST I was a little nervous making this one. This dress is drafted to have a very long waistline so that it would be a bit baggy in the front. This raised a red flag especially since I'm short waisted. I was also concerned since my fabric choice of cotton twill was a bit stiff. Thanks for everyone who chimed in with advice. Well I decided to shorten the front and back bodice lengtth and I think it turned out good. It could be a little longer in skirt length but I plan to wear it with a cute pair of flat, casual sandals so I think it will work just fine. Hey, it's fun, feminine and flirty---just my style. Here's the pattern review.....

Simplicity 2222

Pattern Description:
Dress or romper. I made the dress--view B with pockets.

Pattern Sizing:
I cut the size 12 for the bodice and increased to a 14 at the waist and skirt.
(Back view)

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?

Were the instructions easy to follow?
Very much so!

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love the buttoned front and skirt with pockets.

Fabric Used:
Cotton twill in a bright marigold color!!! I LOVE the color!
(This is a better representation of the dress color. It's really a rich yellow color not a pale yellow. We really need to learn how to use our camera)

(Here's a lighter picture so you can see the dress details)

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
* I reduced the front and back bodice length 2"
* I think I added 2 to 3" to the length (it still ended up being a bit short)
* I added pockets with buttons
(A pop of color. Love the electric blue earring & bracelet)

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I have so many others I need to sew but I'm happy I got the bright yellow dress I've been wanting for some time:)

Great stylish little dress:)


  1. Simply Gorgeous. Your skin colour and that sunny yellow are a match made in heaven!! Love the racer back style and the look of the waist tie :)

  2. Great job, and you look wonderful in that yellow Victoria!

  3. Great color on you Victoria. Love the style, gotta add this pattern to my list...Thanks for sharing

  4. This is so cute! Great job on color, style, and fit~ looks great on you!

  5. I always love bright yellow, so cheerful. You did a great job with the fit. It's beautiful.

  6. Cute, casual dress! The yellow colour really suits you.

  7. That's really nice Victoria! I love the color on you too, it really makes you complexion glow! Your description of this dress os so is feminine, fun and flirty!

  8. This looks amazing on you- I love that colour but I can't wear it but looks sensational on you. Lovely!

  9. Cute as can be, pockets are always good to have!

  10. Adorable summer dress on you. Love the color, too.

  11. looks fantastic on you, and seems like a pattern that could work as a beach cover up or other casual style as well.

  12. This color looks fabulous on you! Such a great casual dress for the summer. :}

  13. Hi Victoria!
    Im bowled over by your version of this dress. It is simply lovely. I didn't give this pattern a second look but you've now inspired a must-have!
    Keep insipiring!
    Luv, Su

  14. The dress looks fantastic on you and agree with the others, yellow looks great on you.

  15. AWESOME dress...the color is FIESTA!!!

  16. Yellow looks fabulous on you--definitely one of your best colors. That dress is sort of--a fresh, new take on the shirt dress. Very nice.

  17. That is definitely your color! It's a great, fun, casual dress.

  18. It turned out super cute! Good choice of shortening the bodice. Mine was in a really drapey fabric, so I got away with it. The twill would've caused some unnecessary poofiness at the sides. I love how you accessorized with blue!

  19. You look great Victoria, and the color is just vibrant on you!

  20. I love all the pretty summer dresses you have sewn. You look great in them! They are inspiring me to get out my own copy of Butterick 5638 and make a brightly colored, easy to wear, summer dress of my own.

  21. You look so pretty in yellow! This dress is a great dress on you!

  22. This dress is wicked cute! Great color choice for the pattern and it looks fabulous on you!

  23. Yellow is your color. Looking good and cool.

  24. Oh gosh, this is the perfect summer dress! So cute!


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