Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Pattern Review Simplicity 1925

My daughter is a HUGE Frozen fan. She talks about it everyday and has seen it more times than I can count. I was lucky to find some Frozen fabric online so I decided to make her a nice summer dress. I went through my huge pattern stash and I found a cute Disney pattern that I thought looked pretty simple. My daughter LOVES this dress! I had to literally take it off of her back in order to take these pictures.

I made some changes to the sleeves and I added a bottom ruffle. I also chose not to include the slip layer to the skirt, I thought this would make the dress too hot in the summer. I was able to find a cute pink polka dot fabric at Joann that I thought coordinated well with the main fabric.

Simplicity 1925, part of the Disney Fairies line, was a pretty easy pattern to follow. I love the simple style and can't wait to sew the shirt/capris version.

For the flutter sleeves I decided to only use the smallest sleeve the pattern included. I thought the bigger sleeve would be too big and I was right. This small sleeve was just the right size, the bigger one would be too overpowering on a small child. I cut two fabric pieces for each sleeve so I cut four sleeve pieces total. I sewed two sleeve pieces right sides together on the outside curve. I turned it right side out and followed the pattern as directed.

The inside is fully lined which is a huge plus. I didn't have to worry about the seams or using the serger. Next time I make these sleeves I will be placing them in the middle of the strap. I followed the guides on the pattern but since I wasn't using the bigger sleeve piece underneath they were a little further back from the front of the dress.

For the bottom ruffle I cut four strips of six inches by the width of the fabric. I sewed all the pieces together into one piece, folded it in half wrong sides together, and then ruffled it. I sewed it on the bottom of the hem. I still have some Frozen fabric scraps left so I am planning on making some slippers and a pencil case from it.

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