Monday, October 11, 2010

Pattern Review Simplicity 2406 view B

Black Stripe Shirting
100% Cotton

Prewash: Cold water/perma press; Dry on perma press cycle

Notions: black rayon lining, thread, 1 button from my button jar

Alterations: This dress is a basic rectangle so not much fitting is involved.  I did need to do a small FBA by adding 1/2" to the width and 1" to the length.

Construction Details: The instructions are good but pay attention to how the sleeves are put together.  
I did make a few changes.
 I cut the dress on the cross grain so the stripes would be vertical.
I shortened the back slit to 7".

I added a lining. The lining doubled as interfacing for the neck facings.

I trimmed 1/8" from the hem of the lining.  This causes the lining to roll to the inside.

Other Details:
I didn't make the fabric belt.


Conclusion: This is an easy to sew and easy to fit dress.  The sleeves are the details that add that "punch of style!"  This would look great in this knit.




Adrienne said...

Beautiful! I love it!

Roz said...

Thanks Ladies!

Sassy T said...

Just bought this pattern. Nice dress.