Hey guys! So I am back with a review, in this Simplicity 8292 dress pattern. I fell instantly in love with this pattern the moment it was released and knew it was going to be an instant make. I think we all can agree that the sleeve trend is big this season, and I am really digging all the various iteration of the sleeve details on designs this year.
Well, fast forward a bit; I had found this lovely rayon challis on Style Makers fabrics, and knew instantly what I was going to make with it. This rayon challis fabric from their company, has got to be one of the best challis fabrics that I've ever purchased! Like, I seriously washed and pre-treated this fabric upon arrival, lol. However, it took me over a month to get finished with the dress,lol.. Life has been insanely busy.
Now, this dress pattern is nothing complicated; it's pretty standard in the way on construction. I made view B and I completely nixed the lining. I just wanted an everyday simple dress for Spring and Summer and plus I was much too lazy to cut out lining fabric, LOL!
|Inside shot of dress..|
For sizing, I was unsure on what to go with, seeing as I have been losing steady and exercising like crazy! Y'all, I am a Zumba junkie,lol..I've lost almost close to 30 pounds now,and I feel amazing!
|The bottom hem of the dress.|
|I used bias binding on the sleeve hem. It makes|
it so much easier to hem for curved hems.
I also had to add I think up to four inches to the skirt pieces and 1/2 inch to the bodice front. Y'all, this thing runs short! I added length and still could only do a baby hem, so just be aware if you are taller like myself.
I think I mentioned already that I did not add the lining. They only have you line the top portion, so I didn't feel that I needed with this fabric. I just used the facing pieces in lieu of the lining and all was good in the hood, ya know?!
|Love, love, love those sleeves|
|Invisible zipper, that did not want to be invisible,LOL!|
|A little shot of the back darts in the back bodice|
|These little labels never seems to get old :).|
They just make me smile every time.
I had complained early over on my IG story that I thought this pattern was going to be more flare, but now that I truly look at the line drawings it's not to be so. So, that's my bad. I should have paid more attention. So, the fit on this view seems to be more fitted through the bodice on down, and has a slight flare towards the hem.
So, overall making this dress was pretty uneventful. I took my time, and just enjoyed the process of sewing. I truly glad to have this dress apart of my wardrobe for spring and summer this year. I'm not sure what is up next. However, I do know that I want to ensure that it fits into my pretty laid back lifestyle!
As always, be blessed and nothin' less and continue to stay fearlessly fierce! ~Candice