Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Simplicity 6848 - Summer holiday dress!

This will be my last post for a few weeks as I'm off on a holiday - yippee, SUN here I come! :)  To celebrate the excitement, I finished off this little summer dress, Simplicity 6848.

I made view C in a cotton fabric which I purchased from Mood whilst on holiday in New York some time ago.  I've taken the pictures on my dress form as there was no way I was getting dressed for a summer day whilst here in the chilly UK!  I'll try take a pic of me in it whilst on holiday and post for you all to see.

A close up of the bodice which has a bit of gathering:

I'd probably recommend that if you're a bit hippy, that you cut a more prominent A-line than the pattern piece.  It currently just fits over my hips and I'd probably would have liked a bit more room.  Even so this is a simple quick dress to sew.


  1. So cute! I am working on spring clothes too! Love that you got started so early. And is perfect to wear with a cardigan for now. Great Job!

  2. This looks great! I've had this pattern on my to-do list for a long time. I'm going to have to move it up to the top since yours looks so pretty and the weather here is finally getting nice. Thanks for the warning about the skirt- I'm sure my hips will need a little extra room!