Backyard BBQ dress

Project Description

What was your source for this sewing project? Online Photo or Website Name of website or photo Simplicity 2580 Link to website or photo http://www.simplicity.com/p-1538-misses-special-occasion-dresses.aspx What are you most proud of? The initial top I made for this dress wasn't very appealing so I scrapped it and melded a different bikini-type top into the dress instead. I also had some serious problems working with this fabric because it was incredibly stretchy. I'm also proud of how the stripe placement worked out. I decided the stripe would look more appealing if it was only placed on the side of the dress to hug my hipline, which made for some cutting challenges with the fabric. What advice would you give someone starting this project? If working with a bold fabric pattern like this, hold your fabric up to yourself in the mirror and decide the best placement of the bold parts of the pattern before cutting.

What you will need

  • Very stretchy knit fabric.

Q&A with Kir

cydhig18608 asked:
i love it....classes up the bbq!
Kir answered:
A BBQ was the first place I wore this, thus the name. Got a ton of compliments on it. I think you don't see enough long dresses anymore for casual occasions - it's a shame.
sewmom asked:
Beautiful!! Is it your own pattern? I would love to make myself a similar one!
Kir answered:
Thanks! Just added the pattern links to this project for you. The top is from Simplicity 2622 and the bottom part of the dress is from Simplicity 2580.
sewfarnana asked:
So pretty!!!! You did a great job with the pattern placement!
Kir answered:
Thanks! I'm pretty happy with how it turned out :)
Jess3am asked:
I looooooove the fabric you chose! Beautiful!
Kir answered:
Thanks! The fabric was a lucky find!