This dress has been a long time coming. I completed the Simplicity 3867 dress about a month ago or so, and I just got around to taking some pictures of it. For some reason, I was intimidated by this pattern even though I had seen several reviews on Pattern Review that were positive. It really is a very flattering dress, and I think it would look good on several body types.
I debuted this little number at my mother’s church’s homecoming service. The jacket (pictured below) came in handy for the chilly A/C.
I bought this fabric on sale at Hancock Fabrics: $2.00/yd. So, of course, I bought four yards of it. I have just enough left over to make the top of this same pattern. It’s supposed to be my wearable muslin, because I originally wanted to make this dress in silk. I didn’t add a lining, which I really should have. I just hiked up a slip underneath and called it a day.
Okay, it’s like 97 degrees outside in this picture, but I had to show what the dress looks like with the jacket. It’s made from 100% silk noil (raw silk) in eggplant on the outside, and 100% silk jacquard on the inside. (Inside picture forthcoming)
You can read my full review on Pattern Review.