Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Simplicity’s Cynthia Rowley 2054 - The Dress That Never Was!


There is always that piece of fabric that you wonder, why did I buy this, and for what. For me this would be that fabric. I have had it awhile, and bought it because it was on sale on an online fabric store, I think Fabricmart. I think I may have paid $3.00 per yard. When it arrived, was disappointed when I realized it was a ribbed knit but it was not my intention to get a fabric with ribbing, my fault for not paying attention to the description when I purchased it. When I took it out of the box, I just threw it on my fabric shelf and never looked at it again. 

Then a group that I am in on Facebook had a 7 day sewing challenge where you had to make a garment every day for 7 days. I knew when I said I would join this challenge that in my mind it was for the purpose of fabric stash busting and to get some things off my inspiration board. So I dived right in. I decided on Simplicity’s Cynthia Crowley 2054, because it could be a quickie project that I could serge up quickly. So I grabbed my not so happy with ribbed knit fabric, and wallah, this dress came out amazingly to my surprise. Even when I was cutting it out I didn't pay attention to the design in the fabric, and both the front and back are cut on the fold. I did not intentionally mean for the main design to float down the front of the dress st does.



Happy sewing!

22 comments :

  1. I love this dress. The print is really cute so I hope you'll enjoy wearing it!

    I am in love with the version I made and I have a double knit that will become a mod-esque tunic using this pattern. I don't have enough for a dress but may be able to pull out a tunic with shorter sleeves!

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    1. Aaaah that should be lovely, I can't wait to see it.

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  2. Your dress turned out very nice!

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  3. Cute dress!!! I love this pattern!!!!

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  4. I love this dress too. That fabric is incredible!

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  5. How pretty.. Love that fabric.. Proud you got in a sewing group and used it..Love it, when a fabric shows us..ha

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  6. I like the style of the dress, I've been thinking about stepping out of my comfort box & sew something knit lol!
    Helen

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    1. Helen, I'm just trying to be versatile. I don't normally do knits, especially dresses!

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  7. Love it Melanie! Gives me the extra nudge to just get to some of the fabric in my stash that is setting there because I'm waiting for the perfect pattern. Huh! I've got every pattern I need to use on any numbers of neglected fabric bundles in my stash. Thanks for the encouragement and I can't wait to see a picture of you modeling it with cool shoes and wild purse.

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    1. I need to go head and hem the darn thing so I can wear it Diane. I absolutely love the dress!

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  8. Gorgeous, I love your fabric and this pattern is so versatile. I just made a second version of the pattern few weeks ago.

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    1. It really is Aminat. It can be changed to meet almost all your basic bodice needs.

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  9. Oh don't you just love those "pleasant surprises"?!!! This is fabulous! I am seriously attracted to ribbed knit. Have hardly met one that I didn't like! Great dress!

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  10. Geesh Mel...this dress is so fabulous. Girl I can't wait to see you kill it in that new body of yours!!!! I want to see more post of you rocking these fab DIYs hun!!! xoxo

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    1. Thanks Natasha I am working on it. And yes as soon as I wear it I will post a picture for you. Love ya dear!

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  11. Beautiful dress. The fabric!! Wow the fabric is really nice.

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