So this is not a dress at all, obviously. This jacket/shirt is made from Simplicity 7146. This pattern is SO 1970's it's not even funny---and the 70's were pretty darn funny! Right? I mean how do you dress your child like this unless you have a sense of humor? Thanks mama.
So any-who. The fabric that I chose to make this shirt with was given to me quite a few years ago. I had a booth at a local antique mall and saw this fabric, all ELEVEN yards of it. It still had the tag on it. I don't know why I had to have it but I asked the lady at the counter if she could hold it for me and take the price out of my booth proceeds. It turns out that it was from her booth and she told me to just take it as a gift. You know how frustrating it is when you try to argue with a generous person? She insisted and it has been in my stash ever since. Every time I went to cut it, I felt guilty and folded it back up. Until this week.
Now the only thing I adjusted on this pattern was the--wait for it--COLLAR! Again with the collars...you could have jumped off a cliff and glided gently to the ground with that thing. So I cut it almost in half. I also didn't do the accent stitching, just because I'm lazy and it wouldn't have really shown up.
This pattern was really easy, no problems and I think my total time on this piece was about six hours.
I would make this again. It is a misses size 14, but I think it runs small.
Yee-haw and happy sewing!