Simplicity 8291 Vacation outfit 4 of 5

Sorry about the late post! I posted this on Instagram on August 12th but didn't get a chance to post it on the blog so here it is!!

This here dress is what I wore to one of the Elegant Night dinners on the cruise. I wanted something that was going to be simple but yet classy and I think I nailed it. It didn't take much time at all to make the dress. The most time consuming part of getting the dress made was that I had to spread the fabric out on the floor because the pattern pieces were too big to cut on a regular table top and no pieces were called to cut on the fold.

I received many complements and probably the most "likes" that I ever had on a post on Instagram. One thing that I would do differently if I made the dress again would be to use a knit that does not roll because the seam from the contrast fabric is very noticeable due to rolling up. Even though you could see the seam, I still think it looked great. I would also adjust the "V" so that I can close up my bust area.... I always forget to make that adjustment so my "girls" are always hanging out LOL. Below you will find more pictures and a pattern review.

Pattern Review Pattern Number: Simplicity 8291 Pattern Description: Misses’/Women’s Knit Dress

Pattern Sizing: 10-28

Size That I Cut: 16 View That I Cut: B 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? The contrast and the length

Fabric Used: Stretch knit

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 Difficulty Level: Very easy


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