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


  1. Anonymous5:34 pm

    Perfect marriage of fabric, pattern and form! Gorgeous!

  2. Oh wow! That fabric and the pattern are a perfect match! Hells yes to gorgeous summer sundresses!

  3. Wow, that fabric with the pattern shape has a real '80s vibe. you look great!

  4. The print is a work of art by itself. It looks very comfortable.

  5. Very nice! That print is stunning!

  6. Anonymous7:48 pm

    What an awesome print! I'm not looking forward to this summer. It was already 30 degrees on the Gold Coast today. God knows what we'll reach during summer!

  7. I love everything about this dress, the amazing printed fabric, the pattern and how lovely you look in it!

  8. Ooh, cute! I'm loving that swishy skirt!


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