Sewing Some More: Simplicity 2246 and Sew Chic View A modified

It’s a new new year and I’ve been really itching to make something fancy. My life however, demands something a bit more practical. I have recently begun working in a 2nd grade classroom as part of my transition to teaching so I decided to make something to wear for school.

Simplicity 2246 has nice, fuss free shirt dresses that work well for the classroom.

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I sewed View A which has convenient pockets. The little patch pockets over the bust area are a cute detail although they are totally pointless unless you plan to keep a small stash of raisins or something in them. The pattern would have been a little nicer with a back yoke, and a separate collar stand. Either way I will be making it again because it’s so fast and easy to sew.

The fabric is a printed flannel. which makes for a super cozy dress. I used red buttons on it because I needed 9 of them and found a pack of red ones for $.99. I like them, kinda especially since the black buttons were like $3.99 per 5 pack at Joann’s 😦

Simplicity 2246 made with flannel fabric

Simplicity 2246 made with flannel fabric

Ready for school

Simplicity 2246 View A ready for school

In addition to the shirt dress I whipped up another one of my Yoshiko Tsukiori staples. The first one I made See Here has gotten a lot of wear. This one is a modified version of Sew Chic Dress A. with long sleeves, side ties, and patch pockets. The fabric is a novelty quilting fabric picked up a view months ago. Comfy. I have been wearing it like a tunic with pants. The cool thing about the ties is that you can either tie them in the front for an A-line look or tie them in the back for a slimmer look.

I did a little running stitch, doodling on the the pockets and ties with embroidery thread for fun

I did a little running-stitch doodling on the pockets and ties with embroidery thread for fun

Tied in the front for a full A-line look: Sew Chic Dress A with long sleeves, ties, and pockets added

Tied in the front for a full A-line look: Sew Chic Dress A with long sleeves, ties, and pockets added

Tied in the back for a slim look: Sew Chic Dress A with long sleeves, ties, and pockets added

Tied in the back for a slim look: Sew Chic Dress A with long sleeves, ties, and pockets added