Another version of Simplicity 2497 made in a lightweight denim
I made view A with neckline treatment from view C. I say treatment as the actual neckshape and armhole were slightly different between the two views. I decided to go with A to ensure sleeve was a good fit. The only issue was the binding for C was a little short, so mine has a small piece in it. I should’ve unpicked and recut the binding, but seeing as it had the frill over the top I couldn’t justify the time
The sleeve is really interesting and goes together like an 80s bubble skirt. I may use this on another top I have ideas of making
I decided to give the dress some contrast by way of topstitching. I cut bodices and skirts with seam allowance at CF and CB so I could seam and top stitch. Photography hasn’t done me any favours here - the topstitching is much more obvious in real life. The frill has a contrast rolled hem and the skirt hem has 4 rows of contrast top stitching. Where I added these top stitched seams I deliberately didn’t gather the skirt and bodice to continue the flat look.
Denim from fabric market at Malleshwarem, approx $4 per metre. Zip from my local guys at Para’s – $0.40! You can’t see it I’m sorry – but it matches the thread
I love it with this necklace from my gorgeous cousin Kerrie
It’s a pretty dress but in denim I can get away with it for more casual occsaions