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Simplicity 1755 - Tea in Paris Dress

My first project of 2013 is complete, my goal is to be more active this year on SWN.

I felt it would be nice to lay the foundation down as to why I choose the dress and the name. Over the last 3 years I've been trying to increase my sewing knowledge/skills. I've also had a desire to join pattern review, but was never sure I would stitch enough or have the time to review much.

This year I decided to go for it and that is part of the reason for making this dress. I recently entered the one pattern many looks contest on pattern review and this is dress 1. As for the name - I'm a geek and love to label things. However this would be the perfect dress to wear in France and stop in one of those awesome pastry shops they have.

I'm in love with all things black and white and can't get away from the color. Dress 2 will end that cycle, here is my review of Simplicity 1755

Fabric: Floral Black&White  (Approx 2.5yr)

Pattern: Simplicity 1755

Notion: zipper & hook n eye

Year: 2012

Time to complete: 1 week (Life is busy)

First worn: Just for fitting so far

Wear again? Believe I would - will update
I love this dress, it makes me want to take a vacation and the 50's feel is awesome.

Sewing the Design

The instructions were very good, simplicity are very user friendly. This pattern seems complicated but it's really easy and now I have one under my belt, dress two will be easy going. I did have to alter from a 5/8 seam to 3/8, must have gain some holiday pounds. Other than that it was fairly easy to put together and complete


Dress 2 on the Way
I'm very happy to start my next project. I'll get a new post up in a day or two. This is the fabric I'll be working with.














Happy Sewing!

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Comment by Cynthia Stockdon on February 6, 2013 at 12:03pm

Beautiful!  Makes me want to go to Paris and eat pastry too!

Comment by Renata on February 5, 2013 at 8:50pm

Deblyn79  I got my fabric at Hancock Fabrics, it was a satin blend. Thanks for your comment!

Comment by Deblyn79 on February 4, 2013 at 11:12am

I love this dress so I have purchased the pattern to make for my daughter...THE FABRIC IS FAB....where did you get it and what is the content...rayon, poly it drapes beautifully...thanks deblyn

Comment by Tanja Haack on January 29, 2013 at 7:56am
Really pretty! The fabric is great and just perfect with this pattern.
Comment by Renata on January 28, 2013 at 6:23pm

Thank you all for the wonderful comments. I think I'm truly growing as a fashion sewer - finally I can see designs beyond the one on the packaging and visualize how it will look with different fabrics.

Comment by Karen on January 28, 2013 at 2:10pm

Nice dress, striking fabric, look forward to seeing the next variation!    

You have certainly made a good start on your New Year's Resolution!  


Comment by Patricia Evans on January 28, 2013 at 10:20am

Love the dress and the name you chose!

Comment by Beverly Jane on January 28, 2013 at 9:38am

This dress looks so pretty and comfey too.  I have a feeling you will get tons of compliments when you wear it.

It will be fun to see the next version in bright colors. 

Comment by Ivalyn on January 28, 2013 at 9:23am

Really nice job!

Comment by Nikki C on January 28, 2013 at 9:01am

Wonderful fabric choice and your dress name is perfect. I can see Audrey Hepburn in this dress...

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