Here it is, Simplicity 1104 in review.
In my fitting I decided to do a narrow chest adjustment, it’s a common adjustment that I do, but on seeing the final dress in photo form I see I could have narrowed the strap area even further. If you read the other posts on this you’ll see big wrinkles that tell me there is a fit issue. Next time I’ll take out even more.
The pattern calls to only line the bodice but I lined the entire dress with a pale yellow China silk. And, boy does it feel wonderful. Full Disclosure: I haven’t hemmed it yet.
Main fabric used is a linen from a couple of seasons ago, purchased at JoAnn’s.
Dress requires a 20″ invisible zipper.The backside pleats need some work.
The pleats can be a bit fiddly so I pinned them down and then pressed them. I wanted the look like the pattern envelope, but it needs a bit more fiddling to get it or possibly different fabric. I was pressing this in 90° heat so this is as good as it gets for now
The instructions were no problem and straight forward.
I love this dress and this type of silhouette is a first for me, but I gotta say I love the full skirt and the narrow bodice. (see the lines up by the bodice, still a bit big tho)
Twirl Factor: 8
Love Love Love this dress. It will probably be my last summer dress for the year, so the color is a nice one to transition into fall. Plus, I can layer it with a silk tee or a tissue knit tee for cooler temps.
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