Saturday, March 3, 2012

Simple dress

I've been looking for a dress pattern with a low cut back, but I haven't been able to find something that  I really liked and I'm not very good at adding or substituting/combining two patterns, hopefully some day I'll get there, but for now, I just have to make do with what I have, which is -  this pattern (M6505) that I'd purchased awhile ago, with the intentions of making something for my daughter.  I used this pattern with some minor adjustments to make myself a dress.  First of all, I didn't use lace at all and I didn't line the dress, I also omitted the sleeves.  I wanted a very simple dress with a low back.  I did, however, add darts to the back, just to give it some shape, maybe I'll add some darts to the front also, I think it still  looks a little boxy. What do you think, should I add darts to the front  or not?


  1. Well,it looks cute on you! If you decide to change it its very simple. Just fold the back pattern under where you want the backline and draw a new one with a ruler. You could lower the front neckline about 2 inches too.

    1. Thanks for that idea, I thought the front neckline could have been lower, but didn't realize it until after I was done, if I ever make this dress again, maybe I'll use your tips.