Saturday, 6 April 2013

The Lazy Daisy Dress

I am having somewhat of a wardrobe crisis at the moment.  I need more dresses. Weird I know, because I sew right? So I should have loads, but I have been making a lot of separates lately and recently I have found whenever I go somewhere I really want to wear a dress, and I only have a couple that I am happy wearing. Also, ever since I cut my hair short, I feel like wearing dresses every day.  So...let April be the month of the dress!!


This is Simplicity 2444 that I also made here.

I called this "lazy" as due to all the work I did last time on the fit, all I had to do this time was cut and sew, no fussing around with fitting!  I love that!!


The fabric is a textured cotton sateen bought from Chic Fabrics on last year's trip to NYC. It is reasonably thick and so didn't require lining.  As is pretty normal for me, I used bias binding to face the armholes and neckline. No special techniques on the make, just super straight forward, no fancy seams or hemming and all on the machine - see, told you it was lazy!


Easter has come and gone and so Summer is supposed to be officially over.  We are still getting pretty warm days so hopefully I can wear this a few more times before winter sets in.

Next on the agenda some trans-seasonal pieces and to finalise (read: make) what I am wearing to Sewcietea next weekend!!


  1. Oh love pattern! I like this! I bet you feel like a lady in this lovely thing!

    Bundana @

  2. Gorgeous! Don't you love making a second (or more) version of something, so easy!!

    1. It is nice to have a no brainer every now and then :)

  3. yes great pattern, great dress! Love the short hair cut too. x x x

  4. Your dress is fab, I love the fabric. I'm intending to make this dress myself soon.

  5. Very pretty fabric.. Great dress :)

  6. Nicely done! I'm glad to see this fabric become a dress! :)

  7. You look so pretty!! Love this.

  8. I love your dress, and the fabric is perfect for the pattern.
    I too, love making a pattern the second time around.. All
    the fitting, and errors are all behind.. Yea.
    happy sewing.

  9. Love this dress on you and the fit looks great! I'd like a few more dresses as well as I don't think we can ever have too many and even better going back and make one that you've already got a great fit from.