I vowed to myself when I started blogging that I would not go more than a week without and entry, but it has just been hectic around here. We are finishing up our semester and I have been grading papers and getting final exams made out. Whew!! I am ready to put this semester to bed.
My Easter dress was Simplicity 2724. This is a Project Runway Simplicity pattern, and I have decided that I don't like them. I love the dress, just not the way the pattern is put together. It calls for far too much yardage than you really need, but since I am a by the book person, I ordered all of it. Now I have enough left to make a blouse. I also hated having to figure out which collar, bodice, etc I was supposed to use. I wish they would just do different views like in their other patterns, but then I guess they couldn't call it Project Runway.
I made the dress from a bright yellow rayon from Fashion Fabrics Club online. It was really slippery and slide-y. Does anyone have any hints for working with slippery fabric? I also inserted my first ever side zipper.
The only real alteration I made was that I lined it. I just used some basic polyester lining from my local fabric shop. I wore it with some tan peeptoe slingbacks and some light blue beads. I don't have on the beads in the pic, though.
My favorite thing about this dress is the ruffle down the front. My least favorite feature are the pleats in the back skirt. They are just like the pleats in the front--not a good look for my rear end. If I make this again in the future, I will eliminate those back pleats.