Sunday, 3 August 2014
Simplicity 8825 - Jiffy Dress - duvet to dress
I love these jiffy dresses, they seem to have a 'gal on the go' feel to them. I thought for some reason that this would be reversible also, which it is - kind of - except the ties i put inside to keep it in place, then are on the outside, but this could be changed. This one was made from a duvet cover. It uses a lot of fabric, as in effect you are making 4 dresses including the lining. It would work well and the double layer gave a good hang to the dress, but the poly-cotton is a bit 'flat'. it would work well in an inexpensive light silk or with some nice braid/print/embroider detail, I got this pattern from LadyJaneVintage on etsy (who I am convinced knows a lot of people personally in ups it got here so fast!)
The dress itself once cut was quick to make up, and as it was self lined, there were no seam finishes. I am still unsure about neckline and hem length. The neckline goes right to the neck and I think would work better as a slight boat neck, the hem length is on the knee on me, so it feels 'in-between' lenghts.