Saturday, 4 October 2014

Simplicity 2246, Lisette Traveller Dress

This is Simplicity 2246, the Lisette Traveller Dress.  I'm not sure the pattern is available now, though ebay should have it. I made this a while ago, so am hazy on the details.

The great geometric fabric was bought from my favourite stall in Lewisham Market.  Perhaps cotton sateen?

Not sure what size I cut out.  I knew I didn't want to mess around with matching up the fabric pattern for the pockets.  Also, I lengthened the dress to touch the knees.  I've seen some super-cute versions on the net above the knee though, so as an autumn/winter shirt dress with tights and boots, I may very well make another one.

It's a fairly easy pattern as version A is not separated into bodice and waist.  Also the collar is simple and relaxed.  But it definitely needs a belt!  Without the belt, it's a sack!  

I think I read somewhere that sewing a separate placket for the buttons and button holes was unnecessary.  It certainly would have made my life much easier if it had been a simple fold-over job. Wonder what the reasoning is behind a separate placket?

My mum helpfully noted that the back bunches up quite a bit.  If I get round to it, may put a few darts in.  Also, respect the overlocker!  As I was finishing a seam edge, some of the skirt fabric got chewed and sliced - you can see my the unevenness of the skirt here on the bottom right.