Monday, August 01, 2011

New Dress from Simplicity 2444 for Jessica

I sure love sewing for the girls and this is a new dress I finished this morning for Jessica.  She is playing "Elaine" in the play "Arsenic and Old Lace" this coming Friday and this is one of her dresses.  I like how it turned out, the pictures aren't the greatest - it looks a little puckered in front but it must be how she is standing...because it fits her nicely.  I love the collar!
It's from this pattern:
It was very easy to put together and I didn't have to make many alterations.  Instead of interfacing the collar, as it called for; I used two layers of the fabric so it would look better if it happens to blow up.  I used an invisible zipper instead of the regular one it called for I did also add a couple of inches in length.  Overall....I will certainly make this pattern again if the girls want me to.  It's also good for a beginning sewer.