Cynthia Rowley Take 2

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I'm finally getting around to posting the last of my summer dressmaking! Now I have 4 or 5 "fall-ish" dresses I need to photograph and post. Yikes.

This is take 2 of Simplicity's 2250, yet another Cynthia Rowley pattern! I do love my Cynthia Rowley! I've already made this dress once, but something always felt a little off about that version of the dress. I think it had to do mainly with my fabric choice and the length. I used a really light weight broadcloth for my first dress and it always felt a little too wispy and young. Plus the bodice never looked totally right to me because the fabric didn't press well. I ended up giving the dress to my sister though, so I won't talk to much trash about it ;) Hi Allie!

This time I used a heavier weight teal cotton, which pressed much better and even though it might not look like it, the hem is a little longer. Those 2 things have made all the difference, this time around I really love this dress! (PS this has a weird pleated skirt like the dress in my last post. Seriously, check out the line drawings. Not normal...)





Alright, now I'm done with bad pictures and unseasonal clothes! My lovely boytoy has moved back to Texas officially so he can become my permanent photographer! Hopefully next week I'll have some better pictures of my fall sewing!

Happy Weekend!

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Christina
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September 21, 2012 at 10:49 AM delete

Yay! I'm so glad you've posted about this dress! I'm currently doing MASS prep for sewing (doing all my cutting & tracing at once for multiple projects) and this was one of the ones I was on the fence about. I love the bodice design and the ruffles & tie in the back! It looks wonderful on you, and I can't wait to see the fall dresses!

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Jill
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September 21, 2012 at 11:17 AM delete

I love this dress! The pattern has been sitting in my drawer forever and I've been kind of "mehhhh...maybe. Looks complicated." I'm thinking it will go to the top of the queue now after seeing your version. That is, once summer rolls around again.

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Amanda
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September 21, 2012 at 5:35 PM delete

Awesome- this one is looking bang on target! I think the fabric suits it much better and the pleats are looking crisp. Great work! It's always nice to compare versions with different construction elements. Side note- that colour is fabulous on you!

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gingermakes
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September 21, 2012 at 8:24 PM delete

This is so cute on you! Nice job, girl!

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liza jane
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September 21, 2012 at 8:30 PM delete

Very pretty! That is a great color on you.

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Mimi Goodwin
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December 14, 2012 at 1:29 PM delete

love the color and dress it super cute!

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