Thursday, August 20, 2015

Simplicity 7541

This is a sleeveless dress pattern designed for woven fabrics.  It's a simple pattern
that has a great fit.  The neckline is neither too low cut nor too wide for me -
which is unusual.  And even though there's no darts, it has a nice shape. 
Its my go-to pattern for any simple woven top or dress.

I used it as my starting point for this top:

With these white pants, the outfit has a 60's vibe.

I love this cotton black and white print fabric, but didn't have enough of it to make anything.
So, I used solid black cotton and added a wide band to the bottom and a pleated center panel.
I also used the black to make bias binding for the neckline and armholes.

 I lightened this up trying to show the pleats in the front.


  1. I really like your top. The fabric is beautiful. Great job!
    Bonnie @

  2. Isn't it great to have a pattern that fits so well and is so versatile?!

  3. I found this one on ebay. I am all about a cool breezy summer dress and I love the sound of a decent neckline I don't need to raise to the sky. I love that it has a lot of fabric choices so I can find something in the stash to make it..