Sew Weekly Reunion – emerald and vivacious dress

Simplicity 2644 dress

 

Have you been enjoying the Sew Weekly Reunion?  There are some gorgeous pics in the Flickr group.  The challenge was to use colours from the Pantone autumn palette, and I already had this vintage Laura Ashley fabric with two of the colours – emerald and vivacious.

The pattern is Simplicity 2644, which I won during Sew Grateful Week from Ellin at Ellikitty – thanks again Ellin!

Sadly, I’m not in love with this dress.  It’s a lovely shape, and I will make the pattern again, but I think the fabric is wrong.  It’s too thin and strange creases appear.  I also had to do a lot of unpicking due to stupid mistakes, which doesn’t help the way I feel about it!

I have quite a bit of this fabric left, so I think I’ll recycle the dress and make something else out of it.  Ah well, it’s a learning experience this sewing lark!

The Facts

Fabric: vintage Laura Ashley cotton.  Green cotton lining recycled from old dress.

Notions: zip, thread

Pantone Challenge colors: emerald and vivacious

Pattern: Simplicity 2644

Year: 2009

Time to complete: 2 days

First worn: 31 August

Wear again?   Hmm….no.

Total Cost: £15

7 responses to “Sew Weekly Reunion – emerald and vivacious dress

  1. It”s gorgeous fabric, it would ,ale a great skirt – just chop the top off?

  2. Yes, that’s the plan!

  3. I think it looks beautiful! Too bad it didn’t turn out the way you wanted but I understand how you feel. Once you think ill of a garment it’s a goner. Lovely fabric though!

  4. I think the fabrics gorgeous too!! I’m glad you’ll be able to transform into a skirt, and maybe if you make a top out if what you have left you will have a two piece dress?

  5. Aw, too bad the fabric did not match the pattern because both are lovely! I love the emerald and vivacious together. I used vivacious for my cape, and love the colour.

  6. Shame it didn’t turn out how you hoped. The colours really suit you. You look pretty. So I hope you can reuse the fabric

  7. Pingback: The Green & Neutral | The Sew Weekly Reunion

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