Pattern Review – Simplicity 2282 (and Happy Blog Birthday to us!)

Georgia whipped up this red/ivory spotted A-line dress in our latest arrival – Yacht Spot Jacquard – Red using dress pattern Simplicity 2282.

The simpler version minus pocket flaps or peplum was cut, with a few alterations made to the pattern. These included widening (by 12cm) and lowering (by 5cm) the neckline as well as redrafting the facings to fit. Georgia said there was far too much fullness in the head of the cap sleeves so instead she used the cap sleeves from New Look 6824 pattern (without ease).

The dress bodice was a little long in the body so Georgia took out 1.5cm at the waist. In order to eliminate some fullness at the waist (created by the pleats being folded outwards), she instead alternated the pleats to fold inwards creating a simple solution to the problem!

A fabulous dress for this fabulous fabric which also comes in a Navy/Ivory colourway.

And so, to mark our 4th blog birthday (which slipped pass without us noticing!) we’d love to give away a 2.5 metre piece of this Yacht Spot Jacquard to two lucky readers. Please leaves us a comment below, and don’t forget to tell us which colourway you’d prefer – Navy or Red – as we’re giving away one of each (that’s one colourway per prize winner).

Comments close AEST Thursday 1st December. Good luck!