Monday, December 19, 2011

Simplicity 2437

I seemed to have left the Christmas sewing until the last minute, but that is nothing new. Simplicity 2437 is very similar to some dresses I made a couple of years ago, which were based on a picture I had seen and cobbled together from different patterns and a bit of free form pattern drafting. It still never fit perfectly so I thought I would try this pattern for the girl's cousins for Christmas.
I am glad I did, all the pieces fit together perfectly and it was very easy to sew. I made a few changes. I cut a size 5 as all the cousins are a bit taller then Eva and added a ruffle at the bottom as it is meant to be shirt length, not dress length. I did not cut out the facing and just bound the neckline with bias binding.
I think the next one I make will have pockets from contrasting fabric. It is one of those very forgiving patterns and the size 5 fits Eva and the twins (which means I don't have to trace another size - I am not a fan of tracing patterns). The length is the only thing that needs altering.



A matching hat.



6 comments:

bec said...

Great pattern! I really like it as a dress too. Such a cute little model!

SewSurprising said...

That is just a cute Summer dress, dont you love it when a pattern gets a good work out :)

Brenda said...

Eva looks so cute in her new dress. It's so pretty and I like the hat and skirt too.

Marina said...

I bought that pattern for my girls also some time ago - as yet unmade. Was worried that the cross-over bit at the bodice might gape but yours looks like it sits really well....

CottonAndCard said...

That matching hat is adorable!

Stacey said...

Look how busy you have been! I LOVE THIS DRESS, I want one too! Plus, the matching hat is adorable. x