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Pattern Review: Simplicity 2586 Misses’ Dresses

Threads magazine - 146 – Dec. 2009/Jan. 2010

Style Tip: Make the ruffle or bands at the hem of this pattern from a contrasting fabric for added color.

This review was originally featured in Threads #146 (December 2009/January 2010).

Simplicity 2586

This Cynthia Rowley Simplicity pattern is fun to wear and easy to make. The sewing is straightforward and includes a dress or top pattern with an optional belt and headband. Finish the neckline with either a bias band or a quilted inset. Make it sleeveless, or make it with tailored or billowing half sleeves. From a ruffle to plain or quilted bands of different widths, there are several ways to finish the hem. With the exception of the top, all hem lengths are the same. The headband is just begging to be made up in different fabrics to coordinate with other outfits. The pattern instructions feature quick finish methods for the sleeve, the hemline, and the headband casing.

(Sized Misses’/Misses’ Petite 6–22 for busts 30.5–44 in. and hips 32.5–46 in.)

Style Tip: Make the ruffle or bands at the hem of this pattern from a contrasting fabric for added color.

-Tested by Joan Repka, Haskell, New Jersey

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