Sunday, June 24, 2007

Simplicity 4093

Since this is the "Summer of the Dress," I decided to make one more. Well, I am sure that I am going to make several more before I switch over to fall sewing especially since I haven't yet made a faux wrap one. And I just wasn't in the mood to sew something complicated this weekend. The dress in this pattern fit the bill.

First let me tell you that I did not finish the simple little dress. See I told you I wasn't much in the mood to sew this weekend, *smile*! But I wanted to show you the fabric and tell you a little about the dress.



Pattern first: Simplicity 4093
Misses'/Women's Skirt, Pants, Jacket and Dress or Top
The suggested fabrics for this pattern are ~ lightweight wool and wool blends, lightweight tweeds, sueded silks/rayons, silk linen, linen and linen blends, challis, crepe, crepe back satin, shantung, matte jerseys, lightweight pique, lightweight poplin and brocade. I bought this pattern last summer and I wanted to make several of the pieces. I almost made the jacket and pants last fall but as usual other things came into play and pushed this one out of the way.


Fabric:
2 yards of a rayon knit from Metro Textiles. I bought this fabric back in May when I went to Metro Textiles with Karla. I originally thought that I wanted a top from this fabric but when I saw it laying on top of one of the piles this afternoon I thought why not?!



I don't think this dress is suppose to be made using a knit. But that's how I saw it. So I made some basic alterations to the pattern, cut it out and sewed the dress up. I tried it on and realize that I have some simple alterations to do to the dress to make it fit better. But I am just really not in the mood ~ so here is where I left the dress:


I know, I know more hanger shots! But this is the best I can do right now. I am sure that I will have an update next weekend. It's just suppose to be a simple knit dress that I can wear on those really hot days when nothing else works! And that's all the sewing I did this weekend...Can you believe it? *LOL*

19 comments:

  1. I think the dress looks great, I love that fabric. I'm sure it looks fantastic on you, because I know how you do! LOL

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  2. That print is really good-looking. I'm sure when it is finished you'll love wearing it. And btw, sometimes taking a break from sewing is a good thing - glad you did it.

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  3. It's beautiful and I really love the fabric! Well done!

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  4. I love that fabric! It will look great on you!

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  5. Looking good so far - I love that fabric!

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  6. I am absolutely taken in by that fabric. Carolyn, I would have a room full of fabric too if I was that close to the Garment District.

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  7. I think those circles are an inspired choice of fabric for that dress.
    Please don't let Mardel's and my sewing blah's be getting to you too.

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  8. It looks great on the hangar!

    I hear you about wanting a simple knit dress that you can wear when it's hot - I've been thinking the same thing myself lately.....

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  9. Oh Carolyn! That fabric is fantastic! The dress was the perfect choice to showcase that great print. LOL! I can't believe you were not in the mood to sew something complicated - all I can say is "welcome to my sewing world :-)"

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  10. I love the fabric!!Once you put it on I know it will look great on you.

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  11. That IS fantastic fabric! I love the large scale! A lot of the fabric I use has a very small scale because I cut it into very small pieces.

    I want to sew on my domestic, but the projects I have to sew on it are not at the sewing stage. I have three planned, but realize I need to dye the fabric myself. I am in the mood to sew, but not in the mood to just dye fabric.

    I have been sewing on my Juki LZ industrial, but still not good enough on it to do any detail. I need better control. More practice. And now I think I have to overdye the fabric I dyed for the next part of THAT project! Agh!

    ...and batik on 10oz duck is more of a challenge than I expected!

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  12. Love the fabric! I know I've asked you before about where you purchase fabric in the NJ area--and you were so kind to offer me advice but of course I forgot to email!! But definately going to NYC this summer and will be checking out Metro's stuff. Love your blog.

    Jeannie W.

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  13. Love that fabric Carolyn, and I think it is an inspired choice for that dress!

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  14. Great dress... love the lilac/blues/sage colors. The Simplicity 4093 pattern, would it be user friendly for a beginner... I like the pieces.

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  15. I thhink you're right - that fabric is more suited for a dress than a top. It will be great when you finish it.

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  16. That's a great dress, perfect for summer! Love the fabric.

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  17. I am so glad I came across your blog. I just moved to Florida from Vermont, and having donated most of my corporate work wear to charity when I went to VT, I am left with practically nothing to wear to job interviews, or to work. Your blogging has inspired me to come up with a plan to get organized and get sewing some corporate appropriate wear that looks and fits me fantastically! I am currently interviewing in a pretty navy blue linen suit that I made just a few days after I got here, but I want a little more variety, and something to wear in case there's a second interview! Keep up the amazing sewing.

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  18. Lovely dress, Carolyn. The fabric is gorgeous and really makes the simple dress pattern pop! I have this pattern and yet to make something from it!

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  19. Hi Carolyn,
    I usually am a lurker on all the blogs and have recently created my own. I enjoy reading yours so much and it is one of the many that I find sewing inspiration. Keep up the good work. I can't wait to see this dress on you.

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