My dress did not turn out as expected; it was a disaster! There is so much ease in this dress it was unflattering. The shoulders kept rolling up and when down, I felt like I could not raise my arms. I spent some time fiddling with it to make it work. In the end, decided to move on.
I thought I had a similar style in my stash and found Simplicity Jiffy 8978. I used it to make a dress a few years ago that was hidden in my closet. It was the look and feel for which I was going.
I shortened the dress to the point of the side slits of the pattern and whipped this up.
I love the narrower silhouette and wide drapey sleeves. The shoulders stay in place and are very comfortable.
I like that if I choose, I can wear the shoulders up too!
It feels good to bounce back from a sewing fail with a good result.
The weight of the wax print is heavier than the lightweight denim of the other dress. This makes the sleeves stand up in a slightly more structured way and it gathers less on the elastic.
I love that a bold fabric like this wax print can take a simple shape and add some drama.
This was the feel I was hoping for with my Simplicity 8124 version.
|Cynthia Rowley -----------------------------------------Out of Print Jiffy|