Paint Splash Shirtdress- Simplicity 2996

My daughter, Serena, loves dresses, and she loves bright prints, so when I got this Paint Splash fabric in a Fabric Mart Mystery Bundle, I knew just who it was going to.  She wanted a shirtdress, and we searched through my pattern collection and found Simplicity 2996.  We liked the princess lines, 3/4 sleeves with the petal cuff, and the inseam pockets.  It had the added bonus of being one of the multi-cup size pattern so that I didn't have to do a full bust adjustment.  Yay!  Overall the pattern is great, and I would highly recommend it.

Here is a close-up of the petal cuff sleeves:

And the in-seam pockets:

And the back view:

She only wore this a few times in the semester, because she said that it was so recognizable, she didn't feel like she could wear it more than once every couple of weeks.  I think she had a lot of fun with it, and so did her friends teasing her about it.  One said that he would like to take a painting class with her.  Then she also got the old, "what did you say?  I can't hear you- your dress is too loud!".

1 comment

  1. Cute!! I love it when I hear a pattern recommended. I want to start sewing more for myself. Your daughter is beautiful.


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