Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Just a Few Shades of Grey

I am usually opposed to grey except in a strictly supporting role but this cute little floral print was simply irresistible. It sort of reminds me of old black and white movies.

I decided almost immediately that it had to be another Simplicity 1882, this time with white piping.

I like this pattern even though I have not yet been able to get the princess seams to come out right. It's like it was designed for someone with weirdly high and wide set boobs. I mean, I know mine are over fifty and not as perky as they used to be but come on! Nobody is shaped like that. [ahem] Anyway...

This was my first attempt at piping. I've always been a little afraid of it. I definitely need lots more practice but I'm willing to live with this. Overall, I like it well enough. I need some colorful accessories to go with it. I have to confess I don't put as much thought into accessorizing as I probably should.


  1. Ooooh, I like it! Also not a fan of gray, but this turned out great. I really like using piping for this kind of thing, to draw attention to the nifty seaming lines on things.

  2. The piping has really made the grey sing. A lovely dress.

  3. Thank you both. I wore it with an orange sweater this morning.

  4. I'm late to comment this time, but I wanted to add my two cents ;-) I'm partial to gray myself. I really like this dress, and the piping detail is lovely!