Supastars….every pattern has one. That one view everyone and their mama’s mama want to dig in and sew. One recent Supastar was view B of Simplicity 3631. Erica, Adrienne, and Lovely to name a few, rocked out their precious renditions. Who can forget view 117 from the September issue of BWOF? Cidell, Christina, Toya, and Erica had me upset that I wasn’t hip to BWOF until recently.
What about the neglected views? The A’s, B’s C’s we never find on PatternReview.com. The ones everyone seems to pass over. Usually plain and serving as a complement or accessory to the Supastar, busy home sewers would rather reserve their time for another fabulous Supastar. Meanwhile, the other views stay patiently waiting nicely folded on their original creases in the envelope. (Shed a tear)
I’m dedicating the post and a project to a neglected view. After all someone took the time to design it and it needs a lil love too. I’m working on view C (jumper dress) of Simplicity 3631. But I’m not just going to make it; I’m jazzing up this Cinderella and taking her to the ball!!
I sought inspiration from this Rebecca Taylor dress from the cover of the November Lucky Magazine. It’s simple yet bold at the same time. Here is what I bought: Cream double knit, cream China silk for the lining, and the beads from Joyce (some sewn and some iron-on). Everything came up to less than $60, compare that to the $400 this dress retails for.
I intend on making 3 design alterations aside from fitting. Dropping the neckline, widening the armscye, and mirroring the inverted pleat of the skirt into the bodice.
Lastly, this project prompted me to ask Christina about sewing knits. View her response post here. (Thanks again!)