Thursday, October 29, 2015

My Hail Mary Dress - Simplicity 2774

I planned on hoarding this fabric forever.  It is soft and drapes perfectly....I love the pink is slinky perfect.  I loved it until my daughter burst my bubble and said it could go grandma in a minute. So, I got scared and put it in a box.   I have also been hoarding Simplicity 2774 in the same box. Thankfully, I dug them both out last weekend and made a fabulous dress!  I didn't expect either one of them to work but in the end I was a very happy girl!

The pattern was easy to work with and I love the neckline.  It is folded over and secured at the top and bottom.  It doesn't require top-stitching and it lays flat even after washing!!  I did added some clear elastic around the waistband to keep it a little bit more secure.  I was worried it may end up a little maternity but I think the soft lightweight fabric worked out perfect.  It stays flat against the belly but is still flowy enough that I can pig out at dinner!

I picked up the fabric at GirlCharlee about a year ago.  It is a rayon jersey knit and it feels super soft.  It also doesn't cling to my leggings.....which is reason enough to buy bolts of the stuff.  

After looking at the pictures, I think it will look fabulous with my cowboy boots too!  I love this pattern and plan to make another one tunic length in a solid fabric very soon!  Surprise happy endings are the BEST!!