Simplicity 1606 – review

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It’s scandalous that it’s about a year since I received this pattern.  This review is well overdue!

I’ve spoken about the alterations that I made to the pattern, and can only reiterate that I really, really like this design and would definitely recommend it and suspect I’ll be making this one again! I can’t comment about the instructions, because I didn’t follow them.

I know…that’s no help to anyone!

The fabric, whilst lovely to look at, was a pig to sew.  Shifty, stretchy, just generally a nuisance and a right royal PITA.  It’s also pilling a little after just a couple of wears. Which is a pain and makes me glad this is a dress that I’m not planning to wear every day.

Even so…and taking into account the creasiness of this because it’s linen…I think this dress is definitely worth the hassle.

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Although I’ve gained a significant amount of weight this year* this dress reminds me of the me that wore the Giverny dress.  That, my friends is a very good thing indeed.

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We had such a laugh taking these photos. The Husband and I were on our way to our favourite local Italian bistro for a romantic dinner a deux, and stopped en route at this picturesque archway, which is, in fact the entrance to a not particularly picturesque nursing home.

It is, however, on the main road through the village and caused much amusement and amazement on the part of passing motorists, as I posed by the wall and The Husband stood in the middle of the road, snapping shots like a veritable David Bailey.

I didn’t care…I was in the company of my gorgeous hubby, in a pretty frock, en route for a glass of wine and a bowl of lobster ravioli.

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That’s enough to make any girl smile!

*thank you very much, medication. I’m glad to see the back of you now.  And hopefully my toes in the not too distant future!

20 Responses to Simplicity 1606 – review

  1. Karen says:

    Oh you make me giggle. You look stunning. Hope you had a lovely evening out K xXx

    • Evie says:

      We had a blast. It’s a tiny, family run restaurant that does honest, unpretentious food, and always makes you feel welcome. What more do you need?

  2. Lobster ravioli, yum yum! Hope your night was as super as your dress. I love this one and you look brill in it. xx

    • Evie says:

      Thank you! The lobster ravioli is my favourite dish here and I’m not going to apologise for ordering it nearly every time we go.

  3. Looking very classy my dear! Very nice outfit and those matching nails and clogs are just so nice. I really hope those meds will leave you alone very soon! Hope you had a fantastic dinner

    • Evie says:

      Thank you! I know matchy nails are a bit passe but I’m sticking with it. It’s a look I love. The meds are a pain but I’m making headway, thankfully. Now just got to get myself fitter and slimmer….that’s a work in progress.

  4. Gail says:

    Ooooh, it’s just as pretty as I knew it would be! And of course you are a doll! It really shows in these pics that you were having fun!

  5. Vicki Kate says:

    You look fabulous!

  6. Marianne says:

    If only my tripod could make me laugh! Pretty dress!

    • Evie says:

      Thank you. Hubby will be working away soon so I’m going to have to crack the tripod and timer combo very soon.

  7. K-Line says:

    Those pics are ADORABLE. Nothing like a good dinner with your husband to bring out your gorgeousness.

  8. Stunning – the frock and you!

  9. Fiona says:

    Evie you look SO wonderful! The colours in this print are stunning on you and it looks like a great dress up/dress down number. Great shoes too!

    • Evie says:

      Thank you so much! I do love these colours…you’ll be seeing much more of them in the coming months in various incarnations!

  10. Emily says:

    You are having such fun in the pics and I hope the dinner was wonderful and romantic. Did you have the lobster, I wonder?

    Gorgeous dress for a gorgeous girl