Basic Dress Pattern: One Pattern, Many Dresses
Ine Basic Sewing Pattern
A Wardrobe from the Simplicity Threads Collection
Simplicity pattern 2455 is a fine collection of separates: a sleeveless dress or shell top, a tailored jacket and basic dress pants. I needed some basic dresses, so I made the dress in two different fabrics. The first was a silky print. The second was a gray pinstripe, for which I made a simple matching shrug jacket from a different pattern.
Wear this slim and simple dress with a jacket for an office look or alone for a bare-armed, Jackie Kennedy look. The dress has a zipper placket on the side--very retro! I did find the dress to be a bit too short for me, although I am just 5' 5. After making the silky dress according to the pattern, I added two inches to the hem when I cut out the pinstripe version. My lengthened version hits me just above the knee--short enough for a woman my age.
Threads Magazine has a number of patterns available through Simplicity. All these patterns offer classic style with some special designer details. Try one or two Threads patterns; you will find yourself using them more than once because of their versatility and classic good looks.
One Pattern, Two Different Fabrics
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