This was the second dress that I’ve made with the lovely retro inspired Simplicity 2444.
This dress is made with midnight blue Anna Sui silk faille that I got for a ridiculous price from Fabric Mart during the deal of the day. I think I only paid like $3.99. What a steal for silk, especially designer silk!
This boat neck dress is fully lined with pongee and has three quarter sleeves and a matching belt. I made this to be a winter dress, so it’s very warm. The silk faille is also a dream to sew with. I love the stiffness and all of the things you can do with this fabric.
I love how the rhinestone buckle just pops on this dress. It really adds some flair to this classic dress. I bought this buckle on ebay and actually just bought a bunch more at a sewing show I was at yesterday. Love these buckles!
I wore this dress to a luncheon last month in the Bay Area and paired it with this fuchsia cashmere cardigan that I got for Christmas. I think this dress is just made for a cardigan and definitely brings about the vintage feel that I was going for.
My cashmere cardigan came with a single hook and eye closure which I wasn’t too fond of, so I found these cute little rhinestone buttons at Joanns and sewed them on along with some buttonholes. Love <3
I paired this outfit with some black ballet flats and had planned to also wear some tights with it, but the day was not that cold (about 50 degrees), so I was able to go bare legged. I also got pretty hot as the day progressed as I made this to be worn in the cold and as I am still apparently acclimated to below zero weather from living in the “arctic” midwest, 50 is pretty warm to me!