Making this Simplicity 7715 pattern evolved into one of those s p e c i a l projects………. piece by piece, hour by hour, day by day…………… I was starting to hate it but now that it’s over I love it – much like childbirth as I recall.
The gory details are here on the Pattern Review website if you want to know more. I’ll just say every pattern piece but one required a redo – planned and unplanned.
One positive aspect of the pattern is the wonderful ruffle, which I equate to finding an oasis in the middle of the desert. With the exception of this Cynthia Rowley pattern, I have improvised my ruffles, cutting l o n g pieces on the grain. The ruffle consists of four pieces cut on the bias AND the notches are numbered. My ruffler attachment converted this 10 foot piece of fabric into a 5 foot ruffle in about three minutes.
The blue and white silk reflected a more casual look than I was expecting, but maybe I’ll get more wear out of it this way. I can dress it up or down with shoes and accessories.
Will I make it again? …….. I think I can handle the pain of giving birth to this dress another time or two!