Simplicity 1651 Dress

One of my favourite dress fabrics to use is Cotton Sateen because it can create the most gorgeous dresses. I found this fabric at Spotlight and thought it would look really great being broken up by some white cotton sateen.

Pattern Information

Description: Misses’ dress with slim or flared skirt has front & back bodice options, sweetheart or twist-front & open back. Including sleeveless, 3/4 or cap sleeves.
Pattern: Simplicity 1651
Fabric: Cotton Sateen from Spotlight

What did you like about this pattern?

Everything else about this dress fits really lovely and I think this would suit really nicely as a formal dress to wear to work, weddings, dinners or other events.

Overall I was really happy with how it turned out. I’d love to make this one again but I think I’ll try and get through some of my other patterns first.

Did you make any pattern alterations?

I cut out a size 10 and had to take it in a fair bit around the sides and front. Also I found the sleeves to be a little puffy but overall quite cute. I think if I made it again I would probably just stick with some standard sleeves.

I ended up adding pockets, which was a bit fiddly because there is a zipper down the side of the dress but worked in it okay. Who doesn’t love pockets on a dress!

After making this dress our bosses also announced that we will have a ‘return to work’ plan coming which will be great! So we will have the option to go in a few days in the next few months. I laughed because I had only just packed up all my work clothes into a crate! I might have to fish them out and start making some more work attire, since most of my clothes this year have been for casual wear.

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