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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Sleeveless Dress - Simplicity 1314 C.

This dress is my entry to #magamsewalong challenge in Instagram this month hosted by Sarah Liz. I am not sure if I followed July's theme, but I made a dress that I need at the moment 😊 I'm glad that finished just before the end of the month and wore it yesterday on our visit to Tokyo Disneyland. Beside this dress, I also made two more dresses to wear during summer holiday and I'd love to share with you in later post.
For the pattern, I used Simplicity 1314 C sleeveless dress Cynthia Rowley size 8. And for the fabric, I used knit cotton printed in big leaves that I bought months ago on sale in the local fabric shop.

I was following all measurements chart based on the pattern and I used size 8 (B cup). And surprised that the dress was too big for me, especially in the upper bodices. I didn't make a muslin, so I just cut/shorten the shoulder 5 cm (as shown in the picture below) and made a new neckline. I used the armhole as it is and the fit was okay.

The armholes and neckline finished by folding the seam allowance 1 cm and sew directly as it is. I didn't fuse the fusible tape this time and hope they will be okay after wearing and washing later.

I omitted the center back zipper because I used knit fabric with a lot of elastane.

I like the overall look of the finished dress, simple design, comfortable and I can wear it in summer or mild winter with cardigan and leggings.

Here is the back view of the dress, I'm not so sure if I like the way I match the prints but for sure only me seeing the imperfection, the busy prints hide it away.

As I mentioned above, we visited Tokyo Disneyland and had a lot fun yesterday. And glad that knit cotton dress keeps me cool and comfy in the middle of crowd and high heat 37C. You can see below that I was so sweating and still keep a big smile on my face 😁😁 
We visited Nippori fabric town and some more places in Tokyo and Kamakura as well, I posted some photos in my Instagram  if you are interested to see.




Until next...... ❤

16 comments:

  1. It turned out really nice this dress :) And by the way, I nominated you for the Mystery Blogger Award given you're one of those bloggers I follow constantly :) http://mhayek.blogspot.com/2018/07/mystery-blogger-award.html

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    1. You are very sweet, thank you so much Maria :)

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  2. You look so good in this dress Hana! Tokyo Disneyland looks like so much fun!

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    1. Thank you Vanessa, it is a fun place to visit :)

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  3. Love your dress Hana! The fabric is gorgeous and the dress suits you very well! :)

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  4. Another lovely dress, Hana! I love your pattern placement.
    Xx

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  5. I love the print Hana!It looks like a great Summer dress.

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  6. Omg Hana, this is just beautiful! I want this fabric ☺. You look really great.

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    1. Thank you so much Olivia, the fabric is really lovely and I still have leftover enough for future top :)

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  7. This is a beautiful summer dress! Looks like a fun holiday in Tokyo (my fave city).

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    1. Thank you Mary, we had fun and Tokyo is a beautiful city :)

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  8. You did follow the theme your way - which is always what I want! You needed this, so it is therefor a basic you need! It's very pretty too - it's nice to see this dress made up in an exotic print - it works very well and your dress is certainly striking. Looks as though you had a fantastic time in Japan. Nice to see you back on the blog.

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    1. Thank you so much Sarah Liz, I'd love to try in plain and colour block as the original pattern has. We had a great time in Japan and survived with heatwave 😍😍😍

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