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Instant Gratification Dress


I keep coming back to Simplicity 4076 (View F, more often than not), which is a pattern for a simple knit shirt with a twist to the front.

It’s cute, requires little in the way of fabric (or skill), and I can spit one out in less than an hour.  What’s not to love? What’s not worth coming back for?

This time, however, I decided I wanted a dress.

All I did was extend the pieces out in an a-line shape, then sew them all together largely as I have for previous shirts.  Et voila!

Less than an hour to a new dress. Instant gratification much?  I even put some extra effort into finishing the seams, to drag it out a little longer:

And I still managed to throw it together in less than an afternoon, and wear it out that night.  FTW!


Side note: the 40% off “denverorbust” coupon code still works in my etsy shop. I’m thinking to wind that particular outlet of my creative talents down in favor of focusing on The Crow and the Needle, so if there’s something you’ve been eying, you might want to get it before the listing runs out.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. 07/26/2011 6:16 AM

    wow, that turned out great! I love the fabric too. You make it sound so easy… I know if I tried to make it, it would be too tight in some places and falling off in others. Guess I just need more practice. :P

  2. 07/26/2011 1:26 PM

    Very cute. I’m not much for commercial patterns, but the front twist is something I’ve never done, so I think it would probably be worth it to pick this one up!

  3. 08/17/2011 1:53 PM

    Very clever! How did you find the fit of the pattern? I’m pretty novice when it comes to sewing, but I’ve found that the Simplicity patterns I’ve tried fit wayyyy too large.

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