WHAT PROMPTED THIS PARTICULAR TRAIN OF THOUGHT: Several weeks ago I saw a lady wearing a simple A-lined dress with long trumpet sleeves. I admired her dress and of course immediately thought "oh, I can make that". So I set out to make this "simple" A-Lined dress. In talking about the project with Andrea of SewtoFit, she suggested that I add a little something, something to make the dress stand out.
When it was time to think of a title for this particular post I needed something other than I made a simple dress. Then I happened to run into this quote by Ron Draper...
This quote expressed exactly how I felt about my dress!
To give my dress a little something, something, I used a black and brown animal print pontederoma from my stash. I frankenpatterned Simplicity 8557 by using the flutter sleeve from Vogue 9923. Added piping to the flutter sleeve, and when the piping didn't work the way I wanted at the neckline, I substituted fold over elastic as a trim that worked like a charm.
|Piped flutter sleeve|
|Fold Over Elastic neckline trim|
I know, I know its a mannequin picture! I will post pictures wearing this "Simple but Significant" A-Lined dress when I return to work next week...