Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The Sunshine Dress Simplicity 1653

I actually made this dress awhile back for a girls night out and I am just now getting around to reviewing the pattern.

The inspiration for the dress came from a dress I saw in a clothing catalog:

Once I saw the dress, my goal was to make my own version and I knew this pattern would make a good match:

I found the perfect material on a trip to Joann's in their knit/dance wear section:

The dress was not difficult to sew up, the directions are clear and to the point.  I will say however, to make sure you mark the left and right sides so as not to confuse them:

As you would imagine the dress is very comfortable and easy to wear. It has actually turned into one of my 'go to' dresses when I want something cute and quick to put on:

Well that is it for now and as always, one stitch at a time............................................


  1. Very nice dress! I never thought to look into dancewear knit. Great job, you look lovely!

  2. Loooove the fabric, I would never have thought to use dancewear. Awesome fit as well. I have this one but have been scared to sew it up. Still looking for the perfect fabric, maybe I'll peruse the dancewear section.

  3. When it comes to custom sewing, the sky's the limit. You put your own ideas and fabric choice into this dress and it came out a winner. Beautiful -- and the color looks great on you.

  4. Beautiful dress! I like the happy yellow color on you.

  5. I love the color! It turned out great

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