Saturday, April 14, 2012

Simplicity 7558

I finally made myself a dress.   It is from an out of print pattern Simplicity 7558.  I used a size 26w.  the only alteration I did was to cut 6 inches from the bottom.   I used a rayon challis I bought many years ago, so it was in my stash.  I didn't have to buy anything extra to make it.  So that was a plus.
I like the dress on me, but it is now too big in the neck line.  I don't like me in the picture because it makes me look very frumpy.
This is a super easy pattern. No zippers, easy neck facings, princess seams.  Really easy to sew and the instructions are written very well.  I've made it once before 16 years ago, and loved it.  I didn't refer to the pattern instructions this time, because it was pretty straight forward.
I don't think I'll make it again.  This style looked great on me 16 years ago, but not so much now, however, it is a super comfortable dress.  Please forgive the state of my living room.  I have a lot of my sewing stuff in there going through it.  I have my machines in the kitchen until we get the sewing room recarpeted.


  1. You look wonderful:) I feel very blessed to have found your pattern review and blog post here. Your weight loss is very inspiring. We could be sisters. Thank you for taking time to post. I am adding you to my google reader so that I can follow your progress. Sincerely, Janet :)

    1. Hi, Janet. Thanks for your comments. They are very encouraging. Do you have a blog and just out of curiosity how did you discover mine? I don't have much in here with regards to sewing for me, but it is coming...I'm basically just starting.