Hello!! Today is all about Simplicity 8379!! This pattern right here is so simple but yet so ideal!!! It’s a sleeveless straight dress with a little something on the sides… I call it my Potato Sack Dress!
I love this quick and easy pattern! I have seen this made in simple fabrics (similar to what is on the pattern cover), and decorative printed fabrics that dress it up!
The fabric that I selected was one that I had in my stash since this past winter.
I purchased the fabric on clearance at Walmart for $2.00 per yard!! Only two yards of fabric was needed for me to make this pattern in a large, which means that I made this cute little dress for only $4.00!
The color of the fabric is dark gray with silver reflective streaks within the fabric. I didn’t want the dress to look too casual so I thought using this fabric would dress it up a bit.
The pattern only has three pattern pieces. The main body, which was used to make both the front and back of the dress, the neck band and the arm bands. Can you say awesome!! If you are a sewing blogger and you don’t have a lot of time but you need something to sew up real quick….. this is the pattern for you! It only took an hour to sew up. It wouldn’t not have taken even a whole hour but I like to use the serger to sew all of my raw edges, and I also took my time when I pinned the neck and sleeve bands to the garment.
Overall, I love the pattern and I had to hold myself back from making more in other fabrics in my stash. Please view below for more pics and the pattern review!!
Pattern Number: Simplicity 8379
Pattern Description: Misses’ Knit Dress
Pattern Sizing: XXS - XXL
Size That I Cut: Large (16-18)
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope? Yes
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? That is is simple but super cute without utilizing a lot of time.
Fabric Used: Gray Knit with silver streaks
Where was the Fabric Purchased? Walmart
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: No
Would you sew it again? Yes
Would you recommend it to others? Yes, yes, yes!!