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As I began to write this post I thought to myself:  ‘I must develop a way of tracking my fabric purchases.’ [for patterns, I began writing the month and year of purchase directly on the envelope, although…I’ve vowed not to purchase any more patterns for a while…we’ll see how that goes 🙂 ] I had no idea when I’d purchased this houndstooth jersey knit from Girl Charlee Fabrics.  IMG_5323Then I remembered that I may have posted a pic of this knit haul on Instagram as I was so impressed AND delighted with the order.  I checked my feed and low and behold, there it was :-), an exact date even:  August 19, 2015!  Yaaaay!  At least now I have a point/date of reference.  Social media…you gotta love it!

IMG_5285Simplicity 1111 is described as a ” ‘sport dress’ or tunics and shorts in two lengths”. I stitched up View A.   I knew that I wanted something simple yet satisfying.  My goal was to transform this look from that of “sport” to “sporty” since I knew I wouldn’t be playing tennis in this one ;-).IMG_5317Six pieces total to this View.  Bodice front and back (2), neck binding (1), sleeve front and back (2) and skirt front and back (1).  The skirt front and back is the same pattern piece cut twice.  The fabric is soft and cozy.  These pictures were taken some time in July and I was gettin’ a little heated in the process.  This dress will be perfect for Fall.

IMG_5302No adjustments necessary.  The dress is simple and sized/designed for knits.  It includes a lining (bodice only) which I omitted for no other reason than the fabric is so soft that I’d much rather have it against my skin than anything else.  IMG_5299I envision making other Views of this pattern, especially View C, the “racer back” dress. Simplicity hit the mark on this one.  Simple to sew and a great addition to the wardrobe.  I highly recommend it.