Navy Pleated Neck Dress - Simplicity 2892

I've been doing lots of sewing and a little knitting the last few weeks but very little internetting, something I'll try to work on. I finished this dress a while back (it's already been worn and washed multiple times). I found some cotton navy fabric in my stash that I had completely forgotten about. I think I bought the fabric in a very sane moment, realizing that solid colors will be worn more often than prints, even if they are less beguiling. Upon finding the fabric, I decided to make a simple dress using Simplicity 2892. You may notice that the pattern is for a top, not a dress. I used view C, lengthened the body, eliminated the band at the waist, added pockets and a tie belt. I also took in the shoulders, so that they ended before the shoulder. The pattern was easy to make, the only hang ups being my additions. It's very easy to wear and I'd likely make the it again.


  1. nice dress, it looks good on you

  2. It is great, and I love how you could easily dress it up with a jacket. I love the neckline.

  3. I'm with you - prints always attract me at the fabric store but it's the garments made in nice, non-flashy solids that are the workhorses in my wardrobe.

    Great idea to lengthen this to become a dress, it's very flattering.

  4. love it. very sweet and the additions are top drawer. also i am totally with you on the whole sane moments thing. I can't resist a good print.


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