A morph between Simplicity 2724 ruffled bodice and New Look 6912 short high-waist skirt.
For some reason I saw a noticeable difference between the skirts when I first bought the patterns. I wanted the pink ruffle bodice and the shorter skirt of New Look. But after I had cut out both patterns (well after - because you see I have had this cut out since April) I realized that they were very much closely alike. Oh well. So, I decided to get another UFO out of the way.
The Simplicity is a Project Runway pattern. The New Look is a Design Your Look patter.
I cut size 14 in both patterns. I should have done the 16 or changed the allowance to probably 3/8. As sewn now, I can not have ANYTHING to eat prior to wear! I mean, if I pass the pass (as my niece says) (pass gas) it will rip right on up the seam!
Considering the morph, yes, each piece looks like the drawing or photo.
The instructions to the top was very clear. Note for beginners: You may want to look at the diagrams when applying the ruffles to get a clearer understanding. For the skirt – it’s a skirt.
I loved the ruffles of the bodice and the shape of the skirt. There is nothing to dislike.
I used a HOT AZZ polyester for the bodice. And I am not talking about hot as in hawt.com; I mean hot as in “Dang, did I put on enough deo?'” For the skirt I used something that was shiny on one side and matte and kind of textured on the other. Looks like a shantung but I doubt it. Both were from the stash.
Alterations for the bodice? None. Alterations for the skirt? I added and extra split to the left side of the skirt. The belt loop (carriers) were supposed to be 2 inches long I doubled them to accommodate my belt that has been sitting waiting for something to look fabulous with. (I really need to invest in an invisible zipper foot!) Nothing else follows.
Yes, I may sew them again. With their perspective patterns though. I like the deep V-neck of the Simplicity and would like to try a couple of the bodice views from the New Look. Sure, I would recommend both parts I made….
My conclusion: Very cute. I think this will be a dinner date dress. The next one I make unless I loose a pound or two for this one.