Monday, January 23, 2012

Poppyeeeeezz. . .(Wicked Witch of the East)

My Winter Maxi in Poppy!
This dress was supposed to have been worn yesterday but, things didn't go quite as planned (bummer!) so here it lands on my dummy lady.  (At least she gets to be fashionable).  Anywoooooo, this is another version of Simplicity 2580.  My first attempt at this dress was the leprechaun dress I made last March. 

This dress was so successful for my body type that I used it again in a "I need a dress crunch"!  This is view D which is a sleeveless maxi with a drape neck.  This dress took about two hours to make (with interruptions of course) and was ready to go. This fabric is a heavier ribbed cotton jersey an almost "sweater" knit.  I added a ribbon belt and loops in the same color.  The ribbon package says "Poppy" and I thought well if it don't match, I'll take it back.  Low and behold it's a Poppy match!

Drape detail.  I got this fabric to match this scarf 7 yrs ago!

Matching Satin Ribbon Tie Belt

So once again I post an outfit with me not in it. (Sigh)  I made only two adjustments, I added 1.25" to the bodice and cut 6.5" off the bottom.  I think I'm shrinking!

This a great project for any level sewer and again I'll mention a great style for "busty" women! LOL!! I will, more than likely, make another version of this dress in a crunch. 

OH! But of course - last but not least my shoes!

These boots hurt but beauty is painful! So I'm told!

Talk Soon Carol


  1. The dress looks great. And because the boots are cute they will hurt. Just cross your legs and take the pain because I am sure you will look fierce!

  2. I see what you mean about when, where you can wear this dress. I want to borrow this pattern!

  3. Gorgeous! I'm sure you will be rockin' that look with those boots!

  4. Thanks Ladies!! @ Grace you can borrow this pattern when you return the skirt pattern!

  5. Love the dress. You must find a way to take it off the dress form. And for the record beauty does not have to hurt.


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