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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

M6115 . . . So Inspired

I made this dress (M5425) some time ago

I loved the print but at the time, didn't love the dress so I never wore it for "fashion" and would just wear it to run to the post office or grocery store. Over time, I came to really love the dress because it always made me feel so happy to be dressed so brightly so I decided to make it again in another fun print. Then a couple of weeks ago I spotted this dress on
Mimi's Blog and was inspired instead to make this

This dress wears like dream.

Pattern Description: MISSES' DRESSES IN THREE LENGTHS: Dresses A, B, C, D are loose fitting, A-line with neckline casing and shoulder strap; dress A has contrast shoulder strap and bow; dress C has contrast shoulder strap; dresses A, B, C lengths are above-knee; dress D is ankle length.

Pattern Sizing: A5(6-8-10-12-14), EE(14-16-18-20)

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? I think so.

Were the instructions easy to follow? Super easy, didn't need them.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love the ease with which this came together. A great dress in a couple of hours.

Fabric Used: Crepe Knit bought from awhile ago.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I made the pattern as directed, however, I did add inseam side pockets. I also used a knit when it was recommended for wovens.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I plan to sew this at least once more. I would definitely recommend this pattern to others.

Conclusion: This pattern is simple but stylish pattern, easy to sew, easy to wear. Great for beginners.


  1. Great dress - love the look of the fabric teamed with the denim.

  2. So fun paired with the denim jacket! That will carry you right into the next season.

  3. Very, very sexy! I too love it paired with the denim jacket!

  4. Looks great - love how you can add to it with a jacket, and it still looks super...

  5. Hey Kelly! Your dresses are beautiful. I love how you can get such different looks by just changing the fabric.

    Hey, I nominated you for a Laine award on my blog. If you would like, you can pop on over and grab it. Keep sewing and blogging!