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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Cashmerette Appleton #2

This is Appleton #2 and Appleton #3 on on the cutting table as we speak.. I love this pattern.


My sewing time is right about 3 1/2 hours from start to finish.





This time I added 2" to the bodice while adding 1" to to both the left and right neckband. I also added a cuff to the sleeves. I love it. The ties are much more comfortable two inches lower. The cuff gives it a more finished look The only thing that could make the dress better would be to add pockets and that will be easy enough to do.

 I added thread belt loops on both sides to keep the ties in place and also added as snap at the bust crossover for modesty. The fabric is a Maggie London ITY Knit from Fabric Mart., I ordered it a couple of weeks ago when the ITY Knits were $3.50 a yard. This fabric feels so good against my skin. I could absolutely sleep in it. I was going to wear the dress with black pumps but found this forgotten shoes in my closet. I think they are a great nude color for my skintone, There will be many more Appletons in my future!


11 comments:

  1. Just a few minor adjustments can make a big difference! It looks good on you. I like pockets in my clothes too. Looking forward to Appleton #3!.

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  2. Gorgeous! The cuffs are a lovely addition, too.

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  3. This dress looks great on you!

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  4. This one is lovely and you're really making this pattern work for you!

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  5. Love it!! It looks amazing on you and that fabric is perfect!!!

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  6. You look great in this beautiful dress!

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  7. Gorgeous, I love your additions to the dress.

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  8. Gorgeous, I love your additions to the dress.

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  9. The dress suits you well. My sewing skills are not that great.

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  10. Sweet!!! This dress is so pretty on you!! Wow, I guess I missed that fabric sale and so sorry I did now looking at this gorgeous fabric!

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  11. Your Appleton dress looks AWESOME on you! I have been eyeing that pattern since it came out. Had some issues with a Kwik Sew wrap dress that I made several years ago, couldn't figure out how to do the bust adjustment properly with a knit pattern that had negative ease and ended up with a gaping, hello-boobies neckline that needs to be pinned shut!

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