The Lazy Daisy Dress

I am having somewhat of a wardrobe crisis at the moment.  I need more dresses. Weird I know, because I sew right? So I should have loads, but I have been making a lot of separates lately and recently I have found whenever I go somewhere I really want to wear a dress, and I only have a couple that I am happy wearing. Also, ever since I cut my hair short, I feel like wearing dresses every day.  So…let April be the month of the dress!!


This is Simplicity 2444 that I also made here.

I called this “lazy” as due to all the work I did last time on the fit, all I had to do this time was cut and sew, no fussing around with fitting!  I love that!!


The fabric is a textured cotton sateen bought from Chic Fabrics on last year’s trip to NYC. It is reasonably thick and so didn’t require lining.  As is pretty normal for me, I used bias binding to face the armholes and neckline. No special techniques on the make, just super straight forward, no fancy seams or hemming and all on the machine – see, told you it was lazy!


Easter has come and gone and so Summer is supposed to be officially over.  We are still getting pretty warm days so hopefully I can wear this a few more times before winter sets in.


Next on the agenda some trans-seasonal pieces and to finalise (read: make) what I am wearing to Sewcietea next weekend!!

13 thoughts on “The Lazy Daisy Dress

  1. I love your dress, and the fabric is perfect for the pattern. I too, love making a pattern the second time around.. Allthe fitting, and errors are all behind.. Yea. happy sewing.

  2. Love this dress on you and the fit looks great! I'd like a few more dresses as well as I don't think we can ever have too many and even better going back and make one that you've already got a great fit from.

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