With wedding season in full swing right now, I thought about this dress that has been stashed in the back of my closet. I made it to wear to a wedding many years ago and long before I ever even thought of blogging or even knew what a blog was.
I made this dress from a Sewstylish Simplicity 3867 pattern. With its empire cut and tie at the high waist, it is a flattering dress. I also love the pleated skirt and tend to choose pleats over gathers every time. As I look at this dress and pattern again, I’m thinking that the top would look rather cute made in a soft lawn. I think that it would be awesome in a maxi length as well.
Pattern: Simplicity 3867
Fabric Used: A poly charmeuse in ivory with taupe polka dots that I remember getting at a very great price. Like $1.99 a meter!
Instructions: I followed the pattern instructions without any difficulty. I do remember rereading the section on attaching the waistband/tie a couple of times but it came together nicely.
Changes I made: I didn’t make any changes to this pattern which is so unlike me. I liked it so much that I made another in a navy polka dot but I no longer have that version.
Aren’t these polka dots great!? Little circles rather that traditionally solid dots. I think I may have mentioned before that while I love polka dots, I prefer them to be a little irregular in some way to prevent them from becoming too cutesy.
What a beautiful, classic dress and how lovely to revisit it after years. Perfect for summer weddings, I am sure you're pleased you kept it!
Your dress is beautiful and flattering, as always 🙂
What a beautiful dress, it's so flattering on you.
Thanks Philippa! It was fun to pull it out again. I just need a wedding to attend…
Thanks Nilla, I was pleased to find it again.
Thanks Sam! I think this style is flattering for most, with the tie nipping in at the smallest part of the waist.
So pretty Margo. I'm always impressed how you can make big 4 patterns look classy and expensive looking.
Beautiful dress! And ditto to what Heather said!
I think it's very romantic looking! Perfect for a wedding! Love those killer shoes too! Hope you're enjoying summer!
Very pretty! I really like the fabric it's perfect for this pattern.
Awww….thanks Heather! I would really love to try more Indie patterns after seeing your fab dresses.
Thanks Shanni! Same compliment from you two awesome ladies? Wow! I'll take it, thank you!!!
Thanks Sue! I was a little worried that maybe it was a tad too "baby doll" in style but hopefully the longer length helps combat that.
This is a fantastic dress!
This is lovely Margo! And how nice that you have me-made dresses you've had for years – and that you look so fabulous in it!
Thanks Kathryn! I have many me-mades that are long gone now, it's just too bad that they will never be documented here….oh well!