Jumping on the Simplicity Bandwagon...

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Good Evening Ladies (& Gentlemen?)

This evening, as I'm sure you may have guessed 'Jumping on the Simplicity Bandwagon' refers to the fact that the generous people people over at Simplicity have added me to their long list of pattern review/giveaway hosts. And of course I was happy to oblige! 

I have spent hours trawling through the options, and came up with this pattern for you to fight over..

Just kidding, this ain't no competition. 

Alls you gotta do is leave me a comment telling me if you would like the pattern in your collection!
Which reminds me, I really need to update the 'Pattern Collection' tab in my header.
Although doing that may cause me to feel fairly guilty! I'm sure by now I MUST have all the patterns I need.

Unless you know... 
Someone releases a new pattern

Is it ridiculous that sometimes I don't even LIKE a newly released pattern until you gorgeous ladies start putting your beautiful creative spins all over them.

Anywho, enough about me, more about you!

You want?

I picked the 1587 as I love a bit of vintage styling (as if you hadn't guessed) and I thought it was quite pretty!
Not sure I could personally pull off a dropped waist but I'm sure swapping a different skirt in wouldn't take from the dress. It almost has a hint of a vintage Deer & Doe Reglissé about it.

It's sizing is H5 6-14 (Eur 32-42). I was stumped on what size to go for, but I usually err on the side of most people doing an FBA. We gots bewbs.

To be honest I really love this pattern, and honestly wanted to keep it all to myself, but I thought that the Simplicity people might get a bit mad at me.
I got guilt brain.

So if you would like to get 1587 popped through your letterbox (in the most timely fashion I can humanly (slothly) manage), please comment below before Sunday 18th August 2013 6pm GMT.
Winner will be drawn at random Sunday night. Open to anyone, anywhere :)

For fun, you could tell me where you see yourself wearing this dress??

Emmie x


  1. :) Lovely pattern. I've been adding loads of patterns to my favourites, and have been meaning to start sewing, procrastination and lack of sewing knowledge has prevented me from going forward with it. I think a solid or a polka dot fabric would be good for this pattern dress.

  2. Lovely pattern so elegant!

  3. This is a stunning pattern and I would love to be entered into your giveaway! I have never tried a drop waist but I am up for the challenge of trying something different, and I love the detail around the neck... I keep picturing something nautical?!

    congrats on becoming a simplicity reviewer, what interesting things will they have you doing?
    Happy sewing
    Hannah from madewithhugsandkisses.com

  4. It's such a lovely dress. I would love to win and make something inspired by the 40s as not tried before so fingers crossed! I'd make it to wear to a wedding (if there was one planned) but I'm sure it would be great for work too. Yes, boring I know, but at least I'd get lots if wear out of it!

  5. I would love to make this with a polka dot rayon I have been saving for the right 40's dress pattern. I would wear it anywhere really!

  6. Good pattern choice:) I love the waist and neck detail. I have some work travel coming up so would be aiming to get it made up and packed for that.


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