Project 1: Simplicity 2209

Alright y'all, the New Year's Resolutions are rolling in.

This afternoon I completed Simplicity 2209, the Lisette Passport dress, which I cut out in July.  Yeah, six months ago. Why?  Because I'm ridiculous.

I wish I was one of those bloggers who had a great scene in which to pose.  My dining room is the worst.
Pattern Description
The pattern includes pieces for a dress and a jacket both.  This is a sleeveless dress with bodice and skirt, front and back darts.

Pattern Sizing
It's a big 4--sizes 6-22 are available.  This is a size 14/8.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Sure!  My darts aren't as noticeable, but I blame that on my fabric pattern.


Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes...to a point.  The zipper was insanely confusing.  It's a lapped zipper and it's the last step, before hemming.  The illustration was not helpful, and there were no details on whether this should be done right sides together or what.  That step could use some help!

Lapped zipper

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I like that it's a Liesl & Co., and I like the basic design--this is something I could see myself wearing because it's not super trendy.  I also liked the unique darts on the front of the bodice.

Fabric Used
Laura Gunn Magnolia Branch, from the collection Magnolia Lane.  I bought it because I was yearning for the South last spring.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made
The bodice has 1/2-inch seam allowances instead of 5/8-inch.  I needed some breathing room there.

Darts on the front of bodice
Would you sew it again?
Probably not, just because I tend to not repeat patterns for myself.  I had originally wanted to make the jacket as well but I'm feeling less inclined to do that now, for some reason.

Conclusion
It's a nice dress!  I'm excited to wear it this spring and summer; the cotton will be super breathable and it'll look cute with a cardigan.

French seams in the dress!

And, finally...

Check out that mileage!