Simplicity 9326 modified: DIY Floral Square Neck Midi Dress

Simplicity 9326 modified

Hey Everyone,

Here’s some fitting/ pattern modification notes on Simplicity 9326 that I recently made. The main thing to note is that I added sleeves to this sleeveless bodice and changed up the skirt. Details below. The fabric is a floral viscose jacquard from Selvedge and Bolts.

Simplicity 9326 modified
Simplicity 9326 modified
Simplicity 9326 modified

Fitting Notes

  • I cut a size 18 for the bodice and graded out at the waist
  • I did a 1 inch FBA
  • I did a 5/8ths inch forward shoulder adjustment
  • I did a 0.5 inch sway back adjustment
  • I did initially also add a little to the back/ side back and side seam allowances but ended up removing that from the side seams
  • I added puffed sleeves using sleeves from McCalls 7811 (modified to be puffed sleeves), and added 8 rows of shirring to the bottom of the sleeves
  • I added a gathered skirt from McCalls 7974 but shortened the length of the skirt by 8 inches and added a ruffle to the bottom
  • I added bra strap carriers to the inside to keep the shoulders secure
Simplicity 9326 modified

Overall this is a well drafted pattern. I’ve been looking for a bra friendly square neck dress pattern and I think this is pretty decent. I did make significant modifications to get the look I wanted but I’m happy with what I got.

See you soon!

Simplicity 9326 modified

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By day I work in the exciting world of pharmaceutical regulatory affairs, registering medicines (!), but by night I turn in to a sewing diva, making all manner of clothes in my beautiful sewing space (which you can tour using the link at the top of this blog). I love how sewing and sewing clothes that fit my curvy body continually challenges me. I enjoy working with all different types of fabric, and whilst I don't like to put restrictions on myself and say I won't buy RTW, the truth is that I probably rarely do buy it, preferring the fit of my own me-made clothes. I love to use natural fibres where ever possible and colourful coats are an obsession of mine! Sewing is both my addiction and my therapy. You can contact me at sewmanju@yahoo.co.uk

12 thoughts on “Simplicity 9326 modified: DIY Floral Square Neck Midi Dress

  1. Welcome back! You are getting very good at creating your own designs. I always enjoy reading about your makes.

  2. I appreciate the details in your blog and I really appreciate your styling for curvy women. All your makes fit you beautifully.

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