Thursday, June 13, 2013

Simplicity 1873 Dresses


This pattern was great although I didn't actually make this exact pattern for any of the dresses shown below. I loved the top half but the skirt was really full and had loads of pleats so I basically omitted the side skirt for most of them and drafted another skirt based on the original skirt pattern.


I really loved the top part of this dress and the cute little pleated sleeves. I ended up using these sleeves on my recent Vogue 1303 dress as well. They are just fantastic and will come in really handy!!

Pleated Skirt using a large front and back piece.


The next two dresses used some of my last fabric from Rathdowne Fabric store in Melbourne. I still have the beautiful fabric that Neeno sent as well as Dixie so I am really wanting to put them to PERFECT use, as seen in my previous Blogging Buddies post.

Gathered skirt using a large front and back piece.




The original skirt minus the side panels.




I have had so much going on lately I am a bit unsure as to what to make next. I will probably go on a little spending spree and buy some new patterns for some inspiration and get me motivated again.

❤ Erin 

22 comments:

  1. Such pretty dresses, as usual. Love the fabric of the second one!

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    1. Thanks so much Johanna! I am getting a little sad I am almost out of this really pretty fabric. I might have to ring to get some more delivered hehe.

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  2. i love that gorgeous pink and purple fabric!

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    1. Thanks Joanne!! It is really pretty I am so sad it was all I had hehe. I guess 1 dress is enough.

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  3. Pretty dresses! Perfect for so many occasions!

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  4. Erin, what adorable dresses.. I love the little sleeves too. So cute.
    I tried to pick my favorite, but I couldn't.. They are all so pretty..Happy
    sewing.

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    1. Thanks Judy!! The sleeves were great such a cute little pattern. They are very different from each other, great to experiment!

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  5. Tried to comment last night on my iphone and it didn't work grrrr!!!

    Love all three dresses babe, but if I had to pick my fav fabric, gun to my head, I'd say the last geometrical-ish fabric. Your taste in fabric is super cool!!!!!!

    Love your work!!!! Keep them coming!!!! I can't believe how much sewing you get done. Send some motivation (and sunshine) my way :P

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    1. Oh NO!! I am pretty sure I have done that on your blog a few times haha. Most of this fabric was from Melbourne so I am a little devastated. I might have to plan another trip after my honeymoon this year to stock up again. And to visit!!

      I get really into it and go crazy and then have big breaks so they have been piling up. I look more motivated than I might be hehe. xo

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  6. More beautiful dresses! I love the sleeves on this pattern and I wouldn't have noticed the pattern variation without this post because the model's dress on the cover kind of distracts. I wonder if it's in my sisters pattern stash....

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    1. Thanks Rosi! I agree these sleeves are super cute. The pattern photo does doesn't it, maybe because the fabric looks so thick it kind of sticks out. I had seen a few versions and thought I would give it a go. Good luck hunting it down hehe. xo

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  7. wow, how big is your wardrobe? You are a dress making machine! They all look gorgeous.

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    1. hehe I am actually running out of room in my wardrobe for all my dresses lol. Thank you so much :)

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  8. I love all 3 of these dresses. Your fabric taste is superb!

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    1. Thanks Jill!! I am a little obsessed with fabric I have way too much! Almost running out of places to put it all haha.

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  9. Wowser! Stunning makes as always, Erin! And that fabric is totes Neeno-esque and I love how you've used it! Such styling sewing buddies!

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    1. Thank you so much Amanda your so funny. Love your comments you always make me smile!! :)

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  10. Such pretty dresses - I love the prints you chose!

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    1. Thanks Melissa so much :) So sweet of you.

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  11. They all look great! I really like that pattern and decided when Jo-Ann has the 5 for $5 again I'll be picking it up. I like the full pleats of the skirt but think I'd omit most of them for fear of looking like my hips are bigger than they are (they are already big) and because I'm cheap with my fabric LOL

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    1. That sounds like a good idea. I have been buying a few patterns online at sewingpatterns.com and just printing them out. They always have sales! I wouldnt worry you can change the skirt to make it your own. I have the same problem but your so tiny you would have nothing to worry about!! x

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