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Simplicity 1665

As I’m still carrying a lot of my winter weight I decided to make another loose-fitting linen dress.  I brought a lovely navy linen/viscose from Fabric Godmother back from the UK but only had one metre.  Luckily I had Simplicity 1665, view A, which has a contrast top half, this allowed me to use up some white linen I had left over from a previous project.  I did a colour-fast test first to make sure I could wash the finished dress.

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It’s a very straight forward pattern which I have made up before and it only took a few hours to complete.  I would like to make view B in a more formal fabric like the one in the pattern picture sometime and it would also work as a dress using a sheer skin coloured fabric on the top to make the dress look off the shoulder.  I have reviewed the pattern on Pattern Review here.

The only alteration I made was my usual petite adjustment to raise the waistline but next time I will shorten the shoulder a little too.

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I added some decorative top-stitching in navy to bring the two halves of the dress together.

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I gave the dress an outing this afternoon, dim sum at Imperial Treasure in Ngee Ann City. I’m looking smug as it’s my favourite dim sum restaurant in Singapore.

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