Monday, August 15, 2011

Cynthia Rowley 2406

I finally finished this dress -pattern design by Cynthia Rowley, #2406. I had cut out the pieces a few months ago actually, and just this past Saturday I pulled it from my "to finish" bin and spent about 3 hours or so sewing it (including pressing time). I made view D ( but I added about 4 inches to the length), and it literally has 3 pattern pieces in addition to a pocket if you want to add it. I love dresses with side pockets and I was so excited about inserting them ( so excited that I didn't bother with taking an accurate measurement of where I wanted them placed ). So when I actually sewed on one of the side pockets, serged the seams, and tried in on for fit -the side pocket was way too low. By then, I was just not in the mood to rip out the seams & start over, so I ended up scratching the side pockets idea and sewed up the side instead. But I really love how this dress fits, so I will definitely make a few more ( with accurately positioned side pockets ). & I will also have to try the shorter version ( as originally designed ).

Here's the back view. I love the opening on the back & the kimono style sash.

Here's a pic of me wearing it to a wedding. 

And here's what the pattern looks like. My front view photo though, doesn't quite look like the top cover photo above ( view D ) does it? I think because I didn't loosen it up around "Matilda's" waist ( my bodyform ) & because I made it a few inches longer. But overall, I really liked this pattern. I found it to be pretty simple & I will definitely be making a few more of views B & C.


  1. Gorgeous! I love your fabric choice- it really compliments the lines of the dress.

  2. This is really nice. Good choice of colors.

  3. I love the longer length version. very nice

  4. yes love the fabric! I made this too and next time will choose a lighter fabric.