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Review Simplicity 1776:Shift dress


   I've been itching to make a shift dress for a while now. It's something about the feminine yet flirty silhouette that truly speaks to me.  I love the shape of this dress and the fact that it's not clingy! Especially after having a baby, I really didn't want anything to clingy on my stomach and hip area; however, I didn't want a dress that was shapeless either. That's were Simplicity 1776 came into fruition; a basic shift dress pattern, with many options to truly make this pattern your own...

Simplicity 1776
 I chose to make the jewel neckline with the 3/4 quarter sleeves, and I also didn't add pockets. This pattern is designed for woven fabrics, but I used a striped ponte knit that I ordered from fabric.com last year. I also ordered it in the black and red color way; however, that turned into wadder on an entirely different project, yeah I'm looking at you V8904. With using a knit fabric versus a woven fabric, I didn't have to use a zipper, neither did I have to add a lining. The ponte knit was thick enough. I made a bias binding for the neckline to finish the neckline, and  I also sewed  my sleeves in the flat, which made this dress such an easy dress.
I cut the back on the fold since I didn't add a zipper. Also a close up of the neckline
binding and the back darts...




   I already have plans for this dress this fall with a pair of cute ballet flats, or shoe booties, tights and  my black moto jacket, yasss honey! I've got plans lol.. If this dress is your type of style then I would certainly recommend it as fast and easy project.
      
 Ladies I hope you all have a wonderfully blessed week, and as always, Be Blessed and nothin' less and continue to stay fearlessly fierce!
 

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  1. Cute shift dress and it looks great you.

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  2. Well I certainly agree with everything you said about your knit dress - and I love it. I think there is nothing like wearing a cute, comfortable knit dress that you really love. Love your ideas for styling it in the fall too.

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  3. Really cute!!! Stripes are like the new black or neutral and all those styling options sound so cute.

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  4. I find the shift dress very comfortable. I love your version. It looks great on you.

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  5. I really like it, the fit looks great on you too

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  6. This look fabulous on you! I may have to try out this pattern with a ponte knit.

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  7. I love this! What a nice fit, too. You make this pattern look way better then the envelope images. Smart choice with the ponte. This is a perfect dress to carry you from summer to winter.

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  8. I love your version! I bought a knit fabric to use for this pattern too! Did you cut out the pattern in your normal size or a size larger? I was just wondering how generous the design ease is...

    -Ash P
    pksgirl1619 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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    1. Thanks Ashley! I did have to size down a size due to using a knit.. I also cut the back on the fold since I left out the zipper due to sewing a knit...I hope this helps...

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