Friday, 11 March 2011

Spring Daisy Dress

I had a day off yesterday and I have finished my yellow jersey dress :) I am really happy with how it has turned out, especially as without the sleeves it looked a bit drab and like a nightdress!  So here is the finished dress.
It is made of bright yellow jersey (it is actually brighter then the pictures show) which I originally bought to make a dress for my brothers girlfriend which never really came about and they aren't together any more anyway.  I used Simplicity 3622 which I have used before to make the long sleeved dress (view B) and really liked it so this time I made view D. 
It has elastic in the waistband and sleeves in three sections to create a summery gathered look.  The dress was a little large last time I made it so I went down 2 sizes and this one fits me alot better.  The sleeves look better when you can see them on a person.

Not the best picture but you can see it fits the bust and sleeves well.  It is quite see through so I think I will have to wear it with a vest and leggings or a slip in the future as the jersey on the bottom half is quite thin.  I added the daisy trim to the neckline as I wanted to jazz it up a bit and there is a lot of lace effects around at the moment.
I machine sewed it down the centre of the trim then hand stitched the outer edges of the daisy to try and stop it curling up in the wash which I know it is prone to do.  Close up:
 I am trying to make a garment each month so this one was actually February's which I failed at finishing in time but if I make March's project more quickly I should be ok.

Comments are very welcome!


  1. I found you on craftster and I'd love to follow you! I'm currently looking for sewing blogs :) take care! -jane

  2. Yay Sarah welcome to the blogsphere! Love your background, so sweet, so you! And your dresses are awesome, congrats, I have yet to master making a dress, yet to take the plunge and try, although I have 4 vintage patterns just waiting for me, that I won on a blog last year, I have only made the playsuit so far, although I was happy with that.

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  3. Jane- Thanks for following, I am pretty new to this too, my fav blog so far is called Sew Retro and it features lots of different peoples vintage and retro creations.

    Chantele- Thanks for the welcome! I have only been making dresses for the past couple of years but trying to learn new things with each one and make something I can wear. I have lots of vintage patterns too, some from my gran, mum and ebay. You should def take the plunge, it is really fun and if you come into difficulty there is always friendly people online to help :)

  4. Love it--especially the yellow and daisies--so bright and sunny and perfect for Spring!

  5. Cute pattern - I think I might try that to beef up my closet! :) I'm following!


  6. Thanks for following! It is a very versatile pattern :)