Maroon Double Cloth Lace – Simplicity 1314

 

My eyes light up with joy when I see something beautiful.  And that was exactly what happened when I saw this Maroon Double Cloth with Lace from Mood.  At first, I imagined a high-waist pencil skirt.  But when the pretty cloth arrived to my surprise the yardage was more than I requested.  It must have been the last on the roll, because it included this tag.  No matter the circumstance, I was too happy to get a little more and couldn’t let it go to waste.  So I decided to make Simplicity 1314 again.

 

There is nothing wrong with getting a little extra mileage out of your pattern.  Especially if you’ve spent time making fit adjustments.  My first look made from it was “Cookie Lyons” inspired, from the hit show, “Empire”.  This time I wanted a more sophisticated look.  So I paired my maroon lacy double cloth with black neoprene from a local fabric store in Chicago.

 

 

 

All of the descriptive information is the same as before.  I made view B. For the most part the pattern was ready to use without more adjustments.  But I did want to bring the neckline closer to base of my neck.  With most patterns I find that the necklines are very wide.  This makes it difficult to keep the garment on the hanger.  Also, I had to take it in along the sides about three more inches.

My likes for this dress are, of course, the fabric.  And all the things I mentioned in the first review.  It was even easier to sew this time.  I consider this a sloper, a basic princess seam dress that is very easy to sew.  I definitely recommend it to others and will probably sew it again for myself.

 

That’s all for now.

Happy Sewing!
Cennetta

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Comments


  • Janet Crabtree
    April 11, 2016

    The dress is great and I love the shoes/booties/shooties!

    • Cennetta
      April 11, 2016

      Thank you, Janet.

  • Mary Beth
    April 11, 2016

    Nice job, Cenetta!

    • Cennetta
      April 11, 2016

      Thanks, Mary Beth.

  • Amanda S.
    April 11, 2016

    I can see why you are smitten with this dress, the fabric is TDF! You look great! Another vote for the booties – they are fabulous!

    • Cennetta
      April 11, 2016

      Thanks, Amanda. The booties are from DSW.

  • Danvillegirl
    April 11, 2016

    Lovely fabric! Love this version of the dress also!

  • Cennetta
    April 11, 2016

    Linda, Thanks

  • Corrie
    April 11, 2016

    I love that maroon lace! It looks so great in this dress!

    • Cennetta
      April 12, 2016

      Thank you, Corris!

  • Jessica
    April 12, 2016

    Gorgeous fabric, gorgeous dress!

    • Cennetta
      April 12, 2016

      Jessica, thanks.

  • PsychicKathleen
    April 12, 2016

    This dress is simply beautiful on you! What a great fit on that princess seam – hugging your body without clinging is just what this pattern in it’s ideal manifestation should be and you aced that look with fabric and fit. Gorgeous :)

    • Cennetta
      April 14, 2016

      Thank you, PsychicKathleen.

  • Fiona
    April 15, 2016

    What amazing fabric! You’ve certainly put it to good use. I love the colour blocking and the pattern itself is really great on you

    • Cennetta
      April 23, 2016

      Thank you, Fiona.

  • Mary Danielson
    April 15, 2016

    This is absolutely stunning, Cennetta! That lace gives such dimension to the color-blocking and the fit of this dress is so spot-on. You look gorgeous!

    • Cennetta
      April 23, 2016

      Oh, much appreciated, Mary.

  • Amy
    April 19, 2016

    Gorgeous dress. What a perfect pattern to show off such a beautiful fabric. The fit is superb!

    • Cennetta
      April 23, 2016

      Thank you, my dear. ;-)