Simplicity 2043

by Anthea

in 1950s

I just finished this dress in time, because it seems that summer is finally starting here!

The pattern I used is Simplicity 2043. I really love the details of this dress. The skirt has pleats. There are also pleats at the waist of the front and back bodice. The shoulder seam of the front is gathered. I love the notched collar and the buttons. I made this dress of a floral cotton fabric. The fabric is a little sheer so I lined it with a white cotton.

I made my first fabric covered belt ever! I was always a bit scared of the eyelets part. It didn’t turned out perfect, but for a first time I shouldn’t complain.

I haven’t made any changes to the pattern except using less fabric for the hem. Instead of 3 inches, I made a 5 inch hem.

You can read more on my blog!

Enjoy your weekend!

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Leigh Ann June 7, 2013 at 2:05 pm

That is so pretty! You did a great job.

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Elizabeth June 7, 2013 at 4:24 pm

So pretty and perfect for summer! Great job.

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Foamofdays June 7, 2013 at 4:55 pm

Love it! The fabric, the pattern and how you styled it – all is beautiful!

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mariebayarea June 7, 2013 at 5:06 pm

Pretty summer dress.

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Deb June 7, 2013 at 7:09 pm

Lovely fabric- so pretty!

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EmSewCrazy June 7, 2013 at 9:11 pm

How lovely! What a great piece for summer!

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Anthea June 8, 2013 at 1:22 am

Thanks ladies!

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tanyamaile June 8, 2013 at 8:12 am

Just lovely!

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LucyLovesYa June 8, 2013 at 1:25 pm

Yep.. love it! Suits you too x

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Ami July 3, 2013 at 2:31 am

This is gorgeous- that fabric is amazing! Eyelets are fiddly aren’t they! :)

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