Me Made Monday: Finished Simplicity 1104- A Review

For the past three weeks I have been telling you how I go about starting a new project. First with a fitting muslin and then by refining the fit and then the actual dress!

Here it is, Simplicity 1104 in review.

simplicity 1104 lead 753x1024 Me Made Monday: Finished Simplicity 1104  A ReviewIn 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.simplicity 1104 back 799x1024 Me Made Monday: Finished Simplicity 1104  A ReviewThe 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)

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Twirl Factor: 8

simplicty 1104 swish 713x1024 Me Made Monday: Finished Simplicity 1104  A Review 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.

If you make this dress use the #simplicity1104 on Instagram or Facebook and I’ll check them out!

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About Jill

I write for the Sew News and Creative Machine Embroidery blogs. I love sewing, vintage and would love to get a comment from you!
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2 Responses to Me Made Monday: Finished Simplicity 1104- A Review

  1. Elizabeth says:

    I love your dress! Now I want to make one too!

    • Jill says:

      Thank you! I hope you do, it’s a wonderful dress. And, let me know if you make it, I’d like to post it on Facebook fan page!