Saturday, September 11, 2010

Simplicity 2766 Superman dress Done

Princeton Farmer's Market flowers
I haven't been very good about posting flowers from the Princeton Farmer's Market like I was last year. This bouquet was neat because it has basil in it! It smells delicious!!

My laptop has a virus, sigh. It's the first time I've ever had a virus on my computer and I really don't know how I got it. I have to figure out how to fix it. I'm writing this on my netbook, which has virus protection.

Ok, so this afternoon I finished my Superman dress, Simplicity 2766 view A. Last week I was in a quandary about what to do with the sleeves. Today I decided to leave them long, but taper them from a 16 at the bicep to a 10 at the wrist. The days are getting cooler and I was thinking if I keep the sleeves long I can wear it for a little while longer. It is just too cold to wear dresses in the winter here. I'm cold all the time to begin with!

Here, my left arm has the size 16 at the wrist; the right has the 10.

Simplicity 2766 view A my left sleeve is 16; right sleeve is 10

Here's another view of the right sleeve, so you can see how full it is even at the size 10. But this I can live with. I think it might even be cute!
Simplicity 2766 view A done

Here it is without the belt (in the first picture of my posting last week, the sides hadn't been sewn yet and I was wearing it over another dress, making it look even larger)
Simplicity 2766 view A done

and here it is with the belt
Simplicity 2766 view A done

Although I graded to a 14 at the hip, I might have been able to get away with a 12?
I think it's a great little pattern that doesn't take too much time to make. Big thumbs up!!

Good night!


  1. Yes, it's turned out very nicely. I like the long sleeves too.

  2. I really like the style lines of this dress, especially with the belt. I generally stay away from sleeves like this, but I agree with you the size 10 looks cute, and I am inspired to try this look!

    PS: I do try to take advantage of going to the different places you mentioned in Maui, and I still have so much to see!

  3. I like it alot! I also really like the tripod thingy I see in one of the pictures! That thing looks cool!

  4. Totally cute! You could pair it with tights as the weather gets cooler.

  5. I really like this on you! The sleeves look great, I'm going to look this pattern up!

  6. I like it. I really digging the blue. Great job!

  7. Yes! Size 10 sleeve is very cute! Belted, this dress is a total winner.


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