Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Emerald Green Simplicity 1882 in Action!

The last time this dress appeared, it was hanging over a lampshade in a half-finished state. I was inspired to hem it up for Swing Into Spring, a swing dancing weekend workshop in Columbia, SC.

Now that I've danced several hours in this dress, and sat on the floor in it, and sweated all over it, and washed it gently by machine, I can say with confidence that it is a worthy addition to my wardrobe!

The polyester crepe back satin was not, as I rather feared it would be, unbearably hot, though the evening was chilly and the venue not overly packed. More investigation is needed before I sew with this fabric again, but I enjoyed working with it and I appreciate its easy-care nature. Plus it was just the color I wanted and reasonably priced at Hancock's Fabrics.

And here's another dress, Simplicity 2247, which I blogged about back in 2012, in action at the Friday night dance of the weekend.


  1. The emerald green dress is beautiful, love the collar and bow detail. Well, both dresses are lovely actually - and how wonderful to see you dancing! xxx

  2. Ooooh, I have that Simplicity 1882 pattern, but am still a bit too afraid to tackle it. Your version is just lovely!!

  3. It's so fun to see your dresses in action! You look beautiful in them both:)

  4. You look just lovely -- and I love seeing "action shots" of made-up patterns. I was worried about being to hobbled to walk up stairs in this dress, but if you can swing dance marvelously in it I imagine stairs wouldn't bee too scary. I'm still a beginner, though... I hope by dress turns out as nice as yours did!