Simplicity 2648 : Amazing Fit Dress Pattern Review

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Sewing Pattern: Simplicity 2648

"The "Amazing Fit" dresses are quite promising, but I still needed adjustments, so it didn't make a huge difference. This pattern is well drafted though, and the result is great."

Francesca Haselden 4

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I undertook the project to sew Simplicity 2648 as my graduation dress. After four years of study, I was finally graduating with First Class Honours from the University of Kent! I couldn’t find the right sort of dress in the shops so I decided to make my own.

I ended up making quite a lot of adjustments and added details along the way, including completely recutting the skirt, changing the pleats, removing some of the added details, and sewing a pretty dropped-zip with a button closure. I also added a lovely piece of velvet ribbon around the middle to give the dress a more obvious waistline.

Simplicity 2648

I chose Simplicity 2648 because of it’s simple lines and fitted shape. I was also intrigued by the “Amazing Fit” qualities of the pattern, as someone who always has to adjust either up or down due to my pear shape, I thought it would be an interesting experiment. It seems more and more patterns are now including multiple sizes, shapes and such and I thought it would be easier! Unfortunately I still needed to do quite a lot of adjustments to get it just right…

Read my posts below regarding choosing the right fabric, adjusting my 1st and 2nd toile, and finally finishing the dress (with bonus graduation pics!)

Simplicity 2648 Pattern Review: Fabric Decisions

It seems crazy that I’m so close to finishing my studies for ever now. I’ve been in university for 5 years and it’s finally coming to an end! I’m set to graduate in July 2014 and then it’s ready to start a new life in a new town and hopefully a new job. So I’m […]

Simplicity 2648 Pattern Review: Let’s make a toile!

Exams are over, uni is over, life has begun! I’m excited but also incredibly sad to be saying goodbye to my home for four years, my friends, my lifestyle. But it’s on to new things. I’ve moved to Surrey and am getting a feel for a new county, I’ve got a new job which I […]

Simplicity 2648 Pattern Review: The Finished Graduation Dress

April came over a few Saturdays ago, we were due to go on holiday on the Monday and I was starting to get so worried about the dress! Luckily she was there to help pin me into it and see where it didn’t quite fit, so I can finally complete my Simplicity 2648 pattern review! […]


Francesca Haselden

Francesca is the owner of EatSleepKnitUK, she also works for Toyota Home Sewing and is a web developer 9-5!

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