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Sunday, May 15, 2011

Simplicity 3503

I am so loving this dress by Simplicity. There are so many halter looks out there until one would simply go crazy trying to find the right look, fit, and mostly, the right price. Here are a couple of hits:

Max and Cleo Beaded Halter Gown $168.00



Chiffon Beaded-Waist Gown $1025.00
Carmen Marc Valvo Chiffon Beaded-Waist Gown
Can you see where I am going with this? There are others that I didn’t want to take the time to find that are under $100. I made my dress for less than $12.00 and it’s Purple and it fits and it …it’s mine!
This is the pattern in reference:
Misses Special Occasion Dresses
My sister and I made this dress together. We made second row middle dress. You can say we had a private sew-a-long around the Easter holiday. We had a ball until we didn’t even take photos of the process and the mishaps and good goings. I can tell you there were sunflower seeds and Pepsi flying everywhere. I enjoyed myself. (Psst. Hey, Ev, when we gonna do the sewing thing again?!)
As soon as she posts her dress, I am going to link to her site. Edited to say: The pics are posted! Yay! Oh yeah, while you are reading why don’t ya go ahead and follow her and pass along the sewing bug. She’s already got the symptoms. Winking smile
Here are my photos. I need a good camera that will yield me some great results. But, anyhow, here’s to you Halter dress:
Full front I love the gathers in the middle.
  Back view
  Dang, photographer, you could have told me that my clothes were twisted in the waist.Side
  I am not liking this side view at all. But here it is folks.Oompa
    I think I am looking like Oompa in this shot.         Shoe shot
                                   Shoe shot.
Here's the review:

Pattern Description:

Misses special occasion dresses. From day to evening.

Pattern Sizing:
Ummm, I'm not sure what the combinations are but I cut the 14.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Hmmm, yes, of course!

Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes, they were the typical instructions to understand.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love the look - hands down! You can't go wrong with a halter.

There are no dislikes except I need the proper 'underpinning'. Well, let me take that back, the straps seem to be a bit bulky to me. Next time I will try something different for that part.

Fabric Used:
I finally used my Lycra Lux from Fabric.com I love this fabric. I WANT MORE!

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I didn't measure but I know I cut off about 2 inches and done a 1 inch hem. The dress is long. I think it's made for a 5'6" woman. I am only 5'3". I have on (I think 3" heels.) And the dress is still long.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes, I am going to sew it again. I don't know when but I am going to. I like the shorter version, too. This pattern is recommended over and over.

Conclusion:
Awesome dress! I love it!

Until later, Schey

8 comments:

Stephanie said...

I really like your version. I've got that pattern on my list for next time there is a sale.

ScheyF. said...

Hey, thanks Stephanie! I love pattern sales. I get to show the receipt to my husband and brag about how much I saved!

Serenity Love Sincere Peace Earth said...

That is VERY cute. You could sell those if you were so inclined....

ScheyF. said...

Thanks Serenity! I actually entertained the thought at one point. Maybe you have lit the fire again....;)

Tanya said...

I made this pattern two summers ago and still love it, yours looks great,love the color.

lizajane said...

Gorgeous! I love it. The color is perfect.

Getting use to it..... said...

I love love love ur dress hun..... I must say It looks pretty close to one that I made..... lol

Myra said...

Lovely, lovely dress Schey! I love everthing about it...the color, the fit, just everything! Definitely no OOMPA here!!! :)