Pattern Review – Simplicity 2951

Always a sucker for a quality hail spot, Georgia made up this sweet dress for her daughter Jess in our Clip Voile White 100% Cotton. The pattern used is Project Runway’s Simplicity 2951 pattern.

There were a few adjustments made to the existing pattern,the most part was to the bodice pattern. The pattern asks that you attach the two bodice fronts together and then attach a fabric loop at the centre of the two bodices to help create the gathers in at the centre. For a much nicer finish, Georgia instead used the finished loop template (provided with the pattern pieces and adding seam allowances all round) to create the centre button tab and gathered the two bodices to this, making sure to cut the bodice lining (in a plain cotton voile) exactly the same. The whole dress in lined in a plain white cotton voile, except the sleeves.

Lastly the sleeves were shortened and gathered onto the self binding and lace edging was inserted at the bottom of the dress, just sitting above a double wide hem.

I have heard that most of the Project Runway patterns need a little tweeking here and there,though Georgia assures me that other than the bodice changes the rest of this dress was simple to put together. A perfect summer dress for this pretty hail spot cotton!