I have finished Simplicity 2444!
Ooh I love it! It feels so nice to wear, so swishy swashy and feminine to boot! My flawed, flimsy fabric doesn’t look so bad after all and behaved rather well considering my initial disappointment.
As you can see, I went for the short sleeves in the end and given this sudden burst of hot weather, I’m pleased I did. I am still saying that this is a wearable muslin because it’s not so lovely on the inside! I cut a size too big and went back and forth a few times taking the side seams in and adjusting the darts a little. The next version will have french seams and a hand sewn hem (honestly!), I may even line the bodice (blimey!). The invisible zip went in well with no tantrums as did the facing (I love the shape of the neckline). Most importantly though, I will cut the front skirt in one piece rather than two just so this doesn’t happen again …
That was the moment I noticed an extra wide red check running down the front, (and then looking away in disbelief) doh!
It doesn’t show when I’m standing, so sod it! I love it anyway!
All in all a lovely pattern and my favourite make to date. I’m feeling quite excited about the next version and will definitely be making one with three quarter sleeves at some point too.
Hope you’ve had a lovely weekend! x