Finished: The Sweatshirt Dress – Simplicity 2054

March 30, 2012

Pattern: Simplicity 2054 – by Cynthia Rowley. I cut out view B with the cowl in a size 12.


  • lengthened the waist seam by 1″
  • swayback by 1″
  • took out 1.5″ from the back center seam
  • took an additional 1.5″ from the top center back to prevent gaping
  • scooped out the neckline by a couple of inches.

Fabric: sweatshirt fleece that I bought years ago from Denver Fabrics.

I’m happy with the dress. It’s comfortable and fits pretty well (though may be overfitted…). As you can see, all of my stressing about the back fitting was for naught as there is still bunching and weirdness. Next time I’ll just cut it on the fold. This was a blast to sew. It was super quick and I love, love, love sewing with a twin needle. Someday I’ll get a coverstitch machine, but for now it’s pretty satisfying.

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