Friday, November 07, 2014

Pattern review: Simplicity 4224


I made this dress for myself last summer, and have only gotten around to blogging it now - oops!

However, let me tell you this: when it's baking hot outside, and the last thing you want is something tight and uncomfortable on, this dress is the one you turn to every.single.time!

It's so light and comfortable to wear, and the gathered skirt really helps to keep me feeling cool. Made out of Liberty Lifestyle cotton, it's got a funky print that is equally good paired with heels and a necklace or simply thrown on over bathers for a ride down to the pool. The pattern might be an oldie (I've had it in my stash for 10 years, I think!), but it's a goodie!

I probably could have made it down a size (I made a size 8) as it's quite roomy, but I don't mind that in the heat of summer. And since the forcast is for a long hot summer with above average temperatures, I can see this girl getting quite a lot of wear!


Project Details
Pattern: Simplicity 4224, view D (OOP)
Fabric: 2.3m Liberty Lifestyle cotton from L'uccello (not sure if they still stock this, I purchased mine a year ago)
Notions: 40cm invisible zipper