Armed with that hard-won knowledge I set about renovating my Simplicity 1609 silk cotton fire-bird frock. I loooved the fabric but something wasn’t quite right. I’m using the word renovate or remodelled because it’s not such an extensive a remake as to call it a refashion.
Step 1: grab scissors, cut a v-neck.
Step 2: panic.
You might remember this was the dress my brain checked out on. I completely messed up what should have been a neat all in one facing for the neck and armholes. I had no fabric left.
So to finish of this neckline I used satin bias. I decided to hand sew it down, this was a strangely satisfying experience. I think it looks pretty good, I might adopt it as a finish in future.
So Simplicity 1609 with v-neckline added. I think it suits me better, what do you think?
Thanks for reading, happy sewing.
Pattern: 60s style shift Simplicity 1609
Modifications: a full bust adjustment ,10 cm added to the length, v-neck hacked in and finished with bias.
Fabric: silk/cotton from Tessuti
Location: Lake Ginninderra, Canberra, with a beautiful MG (thanks Malcolm!)