Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Finished: Hawaiian Lisette Dress

I love those shoes!

I made another "Lisette Passport Dress" from Simplicity 2209, which may just be my favorite pattern. If you haven't already, I seriously recommend that you pick up a copy and give it a whirl. It doesn't require massive yardage and can be "slapped" together rather quickly. ( Not that I'd ever slap something  together. )

I must admit that I didn't follow the directions for this version whatsoever, in fact I didn't even remove them from the envelope. This fabric was free from my aunts stash. Yippee for free fabric!

What I did differently:
  • I didn't have quite enough fabric, so I didn't cut the back bodice and skirt on the fold.
  • I inserted a lapped zipper in the back, as opposed to the side. ( In my last version I omitted the zipper, but I have to evolve into contortionist mode to get it on.)
  • I didn't use the neck facing, instead I used store bought bias tape.
  • I constructed the back of the dress so I could set in the zipper flat, then I constructed the front of the dress. 
The Other Details:
  • Pattern: Simplicity 2209
  • Fabric: Hawaiian print quilter's cotton, free from my aunt's stash
  • Notions: One package bias tape, one regular zipper
  • Make again: Heck yes!
  • Recommend to others: Absolutely!
Happy Sewing!


  1. I love the print and the use of the bias tape! Supper summary!

  2. Cute and summer-y! And brilliant---putting the zipper in the back flat.

  3. The print with the piping makes the dress very fresh and current. Beautiful fit you've achieved too. Have fun wearing!

  4. Adorable! I've been sitting on this pattern... need to sew it up soon! Thanks for the awesome inspiration! :D

  5. What a cool dress - the pattern on the fabric really comes out!
    Now I have to go and get that pattern for myself...

  6. sooooo cute! I love the hawaiian print!!!

  7. Love the Hawaiian print and style of this dress - perfect for summer!

  8. Very cute and summery. The style and fit is extremely flattering on you. Great job!

  9. Very pretty, fun looking dress. The fabric is beautiful and the fit looks perfect!

  10. Thank you all so much for the sweet comments!

  11. I just got the pattern yesterday! I cant wait to get it started. I plan to do so Tuesday

  12. Very cute! Blue is definitely your favourite colour, eh? Looks good on you, anyways. :)

  13. This one turned out great. I'll have to try this pattern too.

  14. Very cute and fits her perfectly!