Sunday, September 4, 2011

Finished: The Oatmeal Dress

It's a finished object post! Can you believe it? Today, I present to you, "The Oatmeal Dress". I have had this dress cut out for about three months, but just recently got around to stitching it up. In hindsight, I should have sewn this up sooner as I am in love with it. Thankfully, this project went together without extreme hassle. I did sew one of the skirt pieces on backwards, which I was able to easily fix after a few quality moments with my seam ripper.

I pulled out all the stops for this dress. I finished every single seam, hand sewed the facing instead of my usual stitch in the ditch method, used a vintage metal zipper, and applied hem tape. This dress is the creme de la oatmeal of dresses!

The details:
  • Pattern: Simplicity 2176
  • Fabric: Lightweight linen from Goodwill
  • Notions: Vintage metal zipper, thread, hem lace
  • Make again?: Perhaps next summer
  • Recommend to Others?: Most definitely
If you'd like a more detailed account of the pattern, you can find my pattern review here.

Happy Sewing!


  1. Yay! A FO! Does this mean the sewing slump is over?

  2. Great job! Oatmeal is such a versatile color. I love it because you can keep it all neutral and soft, or add practically any other color to completely change the look. Have fun with this dress.

  3. Cute! It's a great background for bold accessories like that necklace you're wearing. And it looks very nice with your skin tone.

  4. Dfr- Yes, I think that sewing slump has finally came to an end!

  5. YAY!! I love the simplicity of it. It looks so fresh and crisp, and so summery! I hope you have a bit more time to wear it before the cold weather arrives. :)

  6. I have my fall wardrobe pegged out and after a bit of a sewing slump myself, I am eager to get this project done. This is lovely Rebecca!

  7. Very nice, I love it! You can wear that style of dress anywhere. :)

  8. This is really cute on you! I wish I could have iy. It's 100 degrees here today.I'd like to try that pattern too now.

  9. I love that dress. I just bought that same pattern to make a dress.