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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Simplicity 7243 Blue Ponte Aztec Print Dress & Simplicity 5695 Shorts

School has started!  I am going to miss Girl M.  but......... I get to have breakfast dates & jeep rides with Dear Hubby!  Oh the torture!!!!

Another TNT Simplicity 7243 pattern dress.  I just mixed up the color and print on this version.  I did add sleeves.  I'm glad I did but I don't LOVE them.  I am thinking a color blocking on this version.

I slipped in Dear Daughter Simplicity 5695 shorts pattern since I will have extra fabric.

Simplicity 7243 Dress & Simplicity 5695 Shorts


Simplicity 7243

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Simplicity 7243

$4.50 Blue Ponte Knit

$4.00 Print Ponte Knit
For $8.50 I made this version of the Simplicity 7243 and two pair of shorts for Girl M.


I received many compliments on this dress.  I like that it can be worn with white (cardigan/sweater and shoes) or with black.  Maybe in winter I'll wear it with tall boots and my black jacket.  Very versatile.

I widened the neck facing by 1".  Now it lays much better than the thinner one on the black version.

How many times have I made this dress?

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Of these 9 dresses 8 of them are still in my closet!  Did I tell you I LOVE this pattern?

Simplicity 7243


Simplicity 5695 Shorts.

Girl M has gotten to where she likes these shorts.  This printed pair is her most favorite yet!


Simplicity 5695 Knit Shorts

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Simplicity 5695 Blue Knit Shorts-Side View

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Until next time.............

Bonnie

14 comments:

  1. Dresses, dresses, dresses, I love all of them.

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    1. Thank you! These dresses are a staple in my closet!

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  2. That is a great dress and I love the shorts. I wouldn't have seen this potential in that print - nice job!

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    1. Thank you! When I buy a printed ponte knit, I usually only order 1 yard for the center of this dress pattern.

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  3. Oh my, I really love this one. The solid blue looks like it was the perfect choice to mate this with. Nothing wrong with a good TNT. And the print shorts are adorable.

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    1. Thank you! It's even better when Daughter loves the shorts!

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  4. Those shorts are *PERFECT*!! And kudos on a lovely TNT! Love the color/print blocking

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  5. What a great dress pattern. I can see why you like it - it looks great on you. And your daughter looks cute in her shorts.

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  6. Love your dresses. I am trying to find that pattern in my stash. If possible could you post a picture of the pattern envelope please.

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    1. I am so sorry, I noted the wrong pattern number. It's the Simplicity 7243. I added the envelope photo near the end of the post. Thank you for questioning me and I am so sorry that I mis-noted the pattern. I hope you have this pattern in your stash and will sew it up. I do love it! PS. It's for woven fabric I believe and I make mine in knits. Just a FYI.
      Thank you for stopping by & your kind comments!

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  7. Love the blue Aztec block dress and shorts!

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