Oh my goodness. Oh my goodness. I am so excited about this dress.....It. Is. Cake.
That's right, I will probably never get another chance to wear it, but for now it is glorious and I love it! My cousin is getting married this weekend, so I wanted to make something special and fun. I have been sitting on this Cynthia Rowley pattern 1872 from Simplicity for a long time. You may notice I added a modesty panel. More on that later.
Added bonus? My giant Kim Kardashian butt! I have no butt to speak of and am always covetous of a good one. Apparently what I need to look for in clothing is a bustle silhouette. I stinking love this dress! Who
wants to see my insides?
I could not find any reviews on this pattern except this one, which said to make a size smaller in the bust. I did, and as you can see I had to add a modesty panel. I could have pinned it, but I kind of liked the look of the modesty panel. I used a satin crepe and used the matte side as the outside. The only thing that is shiny the belt and modesty panel. I think it makes for a cool contrast.
Now, the insides as promised. I have never done a layered skirt dress before, but it has a yoke for the top layer and the two bottom layers attach to each other at the top and then to the yoke. It made for easy construction.
Both the neckline and armholes were finished with a bias style facing which made for a clean finish. I really loved this pattern.
Now with three layers of skirt that would mean hemming three circle skirts. I decided to go with a rolled hem using my serger. I'm so glad I did. It looks very clean, and I didn't lose any length. I love that it hits me right at my knees.
In review I can't recommend this pattern enough. This has been the cleanest pattern I have ever made. Every notch lined up and it fit together perfectly. The dress would also be cute in a cotton to make it a little less formal as well.