About a month ago, I decided my next dress was going to be the Kwik-Sew 3489 wrap dress. And it was. The wrap dress is completed and tossed into the back of my closet because I dislike it very much. It just doesn't fit me properly, so I need time to think about how to selvage it as I really liked the knit fabric.
In the meantime, I switched gears and decided to sew a spring dress from a woven fabric. I originally purchased this red/black floral print to use for Simplicity 4171. Instead I choose to use the fabric to try out a dress from Simplicity 3877.
I sewed view D (the pink one) only because I didn't have enough fabric for the faux-wrap, khaki colored one.
This is an easy pattern to sew. The front bodice has princess seams, the back bodice is cut on the fold of the fabric and is shaped with darts.
The skirt consists of eight panels each with a godet.
The zipper is located in the side seam. I choose to insert an invisible zipper. I think it gives the dress a cleaner line.
The full review can be read at PatternReview.
Too bad I didn't save the I used for Vogue 8315 for this pattern as I am having fit issues with the Vogue pattern.
I guess I will follow Erin's advice at A Dress A Day, and buy more fabric, even though the stash is overflowing. Because, as she states "You never have enough fabric."