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As a Martha Pullen licensed sewing teacher I love to learn new sewing techniques and I equally enjoy teaching sewing techniques to others.  You can also find me teaching Bernina Customer Courses at my local Bernina dealer.  In addition, I demonstrate Stampin' Up products.  I am a servant of the Lord of Lords and King of Kings, wife of one, mom of two, and grandma of five.  Welcome to my sewing and crafting studio!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Simplicity 3678 Knit Dress

This is one of my favorite dress patterns. The instructions are plain and simple, just like the dress. I sewed view B last year, but did not write a review. I liked it so much that this time around, I sewed view A so I could have a comfortable, summer dress. This is a great pattern for beginners since there are no zippers, buttonholes, etc. The only extra details are the pleats in the bodice front.

I like that this pattern is for knit fabric. I love to wear jersey knit dresses (they don't have to be ironed and they don't require special laundry care). Jersey knit dresses look good all day because they don't wrinkle. I can also use my serger for most of the seams on this pattern and that makes the sewing go much faster and it gives it such a nice finished look on the inside. The pattern also has a perfect fit for my not so perfect body (lol)! The short sleeve version has 9 pattern pieces, but don't let that deter you if you are pattern shy. It is still a quick, easy dress to sew, and in my humble opinion, gives RTW results.