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.