Monday, November 28, 2011

Pattern Review - Simplicity 2282 (and Happy Blog Birthday to us!)



Georgia whipped up this red/ivory spotted A-line dress in our latest arrival - Yacht Spot Jacquard - Red using dress pattern Simplicity 2282.



The simpler version minus pocket flaps or peplum was cut, with a few alterations made to the pattern. These included widening (by 12cm) and lowering (by 5cm) the neckline as well as redrafting the facings to fit. Georgia said there was far too much fullness in the head of the cap sleeves so instead she used the cap sleeves from New Look 6824 pattern (without ease).

The dress bodice was a little long in the body so Georgia took out 1.5cm at the waist. In order to eliminate some fullness at the waist (created by the pleats being folded outwards), she instead alternated the pleats to fold inwards creating a simple solution to the problem!





A fabulous dress for this fabulous fabric which also comes in a Navy/Ivory colourway.

And so, to mark our 4th blog birthday (which slipped pass without us noticing!) we'd love to give away a 2.5 metre piece of this Yacht Spot Jacquard to two lucky readers. Please leaves us a comment below, and don't forget to tell us which colourway you'd prefer - Navy or Red - as we're giving away one of each (that's one colourway per prize winner).

Comments close AEST Thursday 1st December. Good luck!

77 comments:

  1. Happy 4th birthday!!! I like the red colourway more. But will it give me a better chance of winning if I say I don't really mind which one? ;)

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  2. It's just such a classic print that will always be fashionable. Georgia's dress is so perfectly Christmassy! I adore the blue colour way, blue is my favourite colour by far.

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  3. Lovely dress! I would love the navy / cream version :-)

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  4. Oh. Happy birthday. Would love to win the red colourway. Thanks.

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  5. I'd LOVE the navy. That dress is gorgeous!

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  6. Lovely dress! I'd love to use the navy fabric to make a Macaron dress... Or perhaps I'd go for the divine simplicity of the dress above!

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  7. I love the dress! I would go for the red!

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  8. I'm in for navy. Not sure what I'd make with it yet though. I love spots.

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  9. Who doesn't love a spot?! I would go for the navy. (even though I already have one navy spot dress hanging up in my wardrobe!!)

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  10. Oh, how lovely! I really enjoy your blog and would love the navy colourway if I won. Thank you for the opportunity!

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  11. I'd like to win the navy/cream please!

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  12. oh, the red for sure, who wouldn't want their own red spotted dress? or skirt... oh, the possibilities!

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  13. I love the red and the dress too.

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  14. I'd love to make a dress with the red spot. I already have a lot of navy polka dot fabric, so I'm ready for something different!

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  15. Love this dress! I'd like to make it for myself - in red!

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  16. That is one fabulous dress, perfect in the red spots!

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  17. Georgia will have made sure lots more of this pattern is sold now! Great dress. I'd love the navy, it would be great for work. (But it's okay if you don't ship to NZ :-) )

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  18. Cute dress! I'd love the navy to make a dress from my Japanese sewing book. Happy birthday and thanks for the giveaway.

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  19. I love your blog and haunt your Surry Hills and Chatswood stores with my Mum. I would love to win the navy spot - perfect for a cool summer frock.

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  20. Happy blog Birthday. I'm dotty about spots and I'd LOVE to win the red please. Thanks!

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  21. Happy birthday! I love navy this season but I always love red. Red or navy, tough choice. Lucky dip please!!

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  22. Such a cute dress and the perfect colour coming into Christmas. I think I'd like the navy one...so hard to decide!

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  23. Happy birthday! I would love the red colourway. Hope you celebrated with some champagne!

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  24. I love reading about finished outfits, the fabric and mods. Look forward to more over the next four years! Susan

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  25. Happy Anniversary! I would adore the red colorway--thank you for the opportunity!

    Rose in SV

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  26. More deliciousness! Happy Birthday, enjoy the celebrations.
    Love all spots but navy calls to me in a special way!

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  27. Gorgeous dress, I'd love that fabric in red.

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  28. Hooray :) I just had spots on my mind actually! That is such a nice dress, and I would like the red colourway :)

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  29. What a gorgeous dress, and happy birthday to the blog! I'd love that fabric in red too.

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  30. Georgia looks so fabulous in the red that I am going to pick that one.

    Congratulations on your 4th blogoversary! Hope that there are millions more posts to come, as I love them.

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  31. Happy fourth blog birthday! I'd love the fabric in red.

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  32. Happy Blog Birthday! Gorgeous Dress!! Ooooh the Navy and Ivory would be lovely! Sooo Classy!
    Lou x

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  33. Happy 4th birthday! I like the red please, Georgia's dress looks great!

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  34. WHat a great dress :) I would pick the navy, I had a dress years ago which I loved in a navy/white spot & I'd love to make one again.

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  35. Georgia's dress is very stylish and the Navy and Ivory would work so well for me. Happy Blog Birthday.

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  36. That dress is gorgeous! I would love to win some fabric - I love both colours but I'd go for the navy.

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  37. Lovely dress !
    Happy Birthday!
    Navy please should I be so lucky.

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  38. Would personally pick the navy colour-way - can just see it made up and worn with pearls for a classic/classy look.
    Looks like blog birthdays are to mimic real birthdays - just let them slide by unnoticed...

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  39. Beautiful dress, and Happy Birthday blog.
    Navy would be my choice.

    Virginia

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  40. Happy birthday! The navy would be my ideal...would make a gorgeous dress or long full skirt. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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  41. Happy blog birthday - where have those four years gone? Thanks for the birthday present to us! I must say that I love the red spots - totally gorgeous.

    Kathryn

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  42. Happy anniversary! Lovely dress & lovely colour but I would love to use the navy.

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  43. Lovely dress and lovely print. I would go with the red spots - gorgeous!

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  44. I've NEVER worn spots before - just what I need to give it a go (in my favourite colour of the year - navy.

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  45. Red red red red red .. with some white dots!

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  46. OOh that's just lovely. I like the red best :)

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  47. BEAUTIFUL! I love the fabric and pattern!! Great work!!

    I'd love RED!!!

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  48. Such a cute dress, it looks great in red! I'd pick the navy for me though.

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  49. Happy 4th Blogaversary! I always get so much inspiration from your blog. My favorite would be the navy colorway!

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  50. This dress is just so perfect! I love it. I would love to have either colour but red would probably be my first choice after seeing this dress!

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  51. Hello!

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  52. Very pretty dress! She did a beautiful job on it! I think I'm a navy girl more than red...

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  53. Ooh I love that fabric, and Georgia's dress is lovely, I love both color ways but I think red is my favorite.

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  54. Ooh! Love the polka dots, and love both of the colours, but the red would make the perfect festive dress.

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  55. Happy 4th blog birthday. Georgia's dress is gorgeous as are both fabrics. I would like the red colourway.

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  56. Happy blog birthday and thanks for all the inspiration! I love the red best: and spots are so versatile I might have trouble choosing what to make it up in :)

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  57. Happy Blogiversary! A great way to celebrate too by sharing another wonderful creation by Georgia! Love her red dress. I'd like to be in the draw for the blue version of this farbic, pretty please. I love both blue and spots.

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  58. Happy birthday! I always find inspiration seeing the amazing, professional creations of your customers and staff. I'd love the blue!

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  59. Gorgeous frock! Happy blog birthday - I love checking in here for inspiration, you ladies do a wonderful job. I'm always up for more spots in my life, and the navy is perfect for me!

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  60. Ooooooooooh, gorgeous! Choose me! I love RED spotty fabric!

    Happy birthday Tessuti - sewing in Melbourne hasn't been the same since you came to stay.

    xx

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  61. TESSUTI
    How great it has been to watch you grow from that little space in Victoria Ave Chatswood
    Please choose me - I lovvvvvvvvvvvvvve Red
    wendy

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  62. Happy 4th Birthday Tessuti! I'm a bit sad that I don't live in Oz anymore and can't come and drool over your textiles!

    I personally love the navy dots and have a few patterns on order that would work bee-ay-oo-tee-fully with it!

    xoxo - Amber

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  63. Happy birthday! I'll be crossing my fingers I see my name for the navy print. I love your blog - it's such an inspiration for me!

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  64. Happy birthday Tessuti. I've been with you from the first in Chatswood. I've love to win some spotty navy.

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  65. Happy birthday all the way from Perth. I'd love the navy please.

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  66. Happy Birthday! I would love to win Navy. Thank you.

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  67. Thanks for the opportunity to enter! I'd love to make something with that red spot.

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  68. Oh I hope I'm not too late! (what a week) and what a great fabric - I love polka dots, and red! Congrats on 4 years of blogging :)

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  69. Roses are red
    Violets are blue
    Red spots are best
    Happy Birthday 2 U!

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  70. Jacinta From MelbourneDecember 1, 2011 at 3:23 PM

    I love this fabric,it has a retro feel about it and would suit a great DKNY dress pattern that I have. Thanks to Tessuti, I now have a great summer wardrobe almost completed and I've already started work on my autumn/winter look for 2012. I would prefer the navy. Cheers

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  71. Happy 4th Blogversary!!!Heres to many more!! I'd love the navy!!
    Cheers, Sue

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  72. I haven't done any sewing in 15 years, and the red fabric has inspired me to make a dress. I love your blog. Just found it tonight!
    Catherine

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  73. I totally love that dress, and totally love that fabric. Navy for me though, it's my colour! Thanks :)
    Congrats on your blogoversary too!

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  74. Oh duh, that was last year. Sorry...

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  75. :) hehehe no problem Ellen, our next birthday is this week so your timings not too bad. come back then for a new giveaway.
    thanks for commenting

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