Saturday, January 30, 2010

The Perfect Dress

I've been on the search for a good basic dress pattern that gives a basic structure and is flexible enough that I can play around with. I think I just found it.

Leslie, from Creative Chicks call this the 'The Perfect Dress' pattern (Simplicity 4927) and created 6 beautiful variations with it.

I love them all! And you can bet that I ordered Simplicity 4927 the same day I saw this post. The possibilities are endless - it really is the best basic pattern to start with. You could add ruffles, appliques, tulle underneath, or whatever you can dream up.

**For the first time, I elected to get this pattern in the downloadable version, where I just print it myself. Mistake! It's 26 pages long and takes quite a bit of work to pieces the pages together to form the patterns. I'll be sticking to traditional paper patterns for now on.


  1. Glad you like found something you like too. An idea just popped into my head the other day and I think it's time to make another one. This time for my little girl instead of selling. The possibilities really are endless.

  2. You are so talented-- wow! You inspire me!

  3. Thanks, I just bought this off etsy! I am new to sewing, and I love this classic style.


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