Saturday, August 7, 2010

Cynthia Rowley Simplicity 2586 Sundress

My husband and I went to a concert in Boston recently, and I wore this dress, which is Cynthia Rowley Simplicity 2586:



 

This dress was so easy to make. There are no darts - only gathers at the front - so it was very quick to sew as well.


I made it in a tomato red cotton with a hint of stretch from WinMil Fabrics in Boston. I serged the seams to finish the inside; I wanted to do French seams (an obsession now that I know how to do them!), however the dress has pockets which would have interfered with French seams.

The dress is rather short as I forgot to add the bottom band!  I didn't even cut it out.  (I was wondering why it was so short!)  I'm not tall (just under 5' 4"), so the length's not too bad.  My cheeky husband took a picture of me walking away to confirm that the length wasn't too scandalous.  Oh well, even if it is a bit short, it's great to wear during these humid days!

32 comments:

Karin van D. said...

I think it looks really cute and perfect for a hot summer day. I love red dresses!

Rebecca said...

Cute dress. I have this on my long to-do list.

Christiana said...

Sweet dress, the colour looks fabulous on you

Christiana
sewamusing.blogspot.com

Candice said...

cute dress

Eugenia said...

Super cute dress in a gorgeous colour - a lot of style for an easy and quick make! This dress is just right for an outing on a sunny day. You can definitely wear that short length - it looks fab on you as your husband clearly agrees!

Alexandra Mason said...

I love your dress, the colour is fantastic!

Gail said...

Cynthia Rowley has to take credit for making Simplicity & sewing cool again. Lovely colour and style for you.

didyoumakethat said...

Love the pattern and that little gather at the front neckline. How funny that you forgot to add the bottom of the dress! It isn't scandalous at all and looks perfect for summer heat.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

It is the perfect summer dress! Lovely color on you!

Sheila said...

That dress screams summer and it looks great on you.

meli88a said...

Yay for easy to make and wear -- this looks perfect for the super humidity we were having last week.

Mary said...

really cute. love the addition of the belt.

Angela said...

How cute is that! It looks like it would be perfect for the summer and the humidity.

a little sewing on the side said...

Very cute dress and you wear it so well! The length is great on you.

Maggie said...

Looks great and fantastic color choice!

Antigone said...

cute dress and great color. love it!

Peter said...

Love it and it's not too short. But the ruffle's cute too.

dana said...

just stumbled on your blog. What a cool/fun idea you're doing. Beautiful creations. You are a talented lady and seem FAR from beginner!
- Dana
www.dana-made-it.com

amber said...

Not too short at all. Great color - perfect little dress to throw on for summer. :)

Rachel said...

Great colour! And you've got the legs for short - it looks great!

Annie's Online Store said...

very good color and very cool clothing, this kind of dress can be worn by anyone and anywhere and it would look great

Rūta said...

Very nice dress. And great color choice!

Laurel said...

Love the dress! FYI you can do french seams on clothes with in-seam pockets. Not sure what kind of pockets this dress has but it will definitely work on skirts or dresses where the pocket is sewn directly into the seam.

Clio said...

So cute! And to be honest, it is downright modest compared to what I've been seeing on the streets of NY this summer!

Carolyn said...

This is a lovely dress. I adore this shade of red! And definitely not scandalous at all. If you have great legs like yours then it's worth showing them off!!

The Slapdash Sewist said...

Very cute! It just looks summer-short, not crazy-short.

Cennetta said...

Another cute summer dress.

Trudy Callan said...

So cute. Love your blog. I am signing up as a follower and putting you on my blog roll.

Trudy
www.sewingwithtrudy.blogspot.com

Yolanda said...

That is a super-cute dress. You have accomplished quite a bit in the last year.

When the project goes well sewn clothes are so satisfying and comfortable to wear.

Lisa said...

Gorgeous !!! I love the colour and the style is just perfect for Summer .

Linda said...

Very cute dress. I may have to make a version of this for myself

Tasia said...

Super cute and great colour! Perfect for the summer heat. Love the little rope belt too.
You know, I was just IN Boston, I recognize the building! :)