Lisette Diplomat Dress (Simplicity 1878)

1 Mar

The new Lisette patterns have hit the stores, and I quickly scooped one up over the weekend.  Not to sound overly dramatic, but the Diplomat Dress (Simplicity 1878) is my new favorite dress pattern.

I made view C with the 3/4 sleeves using Lotta Jansdotter’s Moira print in deep indigo.  Even though I didn’t bother to match up the print on the front center panels, I think the dress turned out okay.

I love the fit of the dress.  I usually have to make pattern adjustments when I make garments for myself, but I didn’t have to make one change to this pattern. Yet another reason why this pattern has become a new favorite.  Well, I did make one teeny tiny adjustment.  I added an invisible zipper instead of using a regular zipper.  I think it gives the dress more polished and finished looked. I thought adding a yellow zipper would add a subtle pop of color.

I am so thrilled with the results, I cut out view B of the dress last night.  For those of your who work with me or who frequently see me, I apologize in advance.  You’ll be seeing me in different variations of this dress probably more often than you like.

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11 Responses to “Lisette Diplomat Dress (Simplicity 1878)”

  1. Marge March 1, 2012 at 12:16 pm #

    I just bought the pattern and have been waiting to hear from someone who made it. I can’t wait to get started on mine! I like your print – so it will help me in picking a material.

  2. genevieve March 1, 2012 at 12:37 pm #

    Love it, Jeanne! It’s the ur dress/shift/tunic of my dreams. I’m still trying to get Simplicity to let us carry the Lisette Patterns. Now that would be a great class…

  3. este March 1, 2012 at 1:17 pm #

    Oh I wish I was seeing you in this dress more than I’d like! Just stunning. Can’t wait to see the next one.

  4. Cindy March 1, 2012 at 1:22 pm #

    It looks fabulous!

  5. crista March 1, 2012 at 1:40 pm #

    I do love the yellow zipper! Very nice.

  6. Shahar March 1, 2012 at 10:50 pm #

    Love it! You should make a version with pockets!

  7. Evie March 3, 2012 at 8:40 pm #

    I have a length of green linen that I’ve been unable to match to a pattern for 5 years! Seriously! And then up pops this dress pattern and the first thing that comes to mind is the green linen. I hope it turns out as nicely as your version. I love it. Can’t wait to see more.

  8. Jennifer March 4, 2012 at 12:41 pm #

    Looks great, another inspiring piece! I love your blog, and have nominated you for a “liebster” blog award: http://enchantedbobbin.blogspot.com/2012/03/liebster-blog-award.html — well deserved!

  9. carrieoke March 30, 2012 at 9:51 am #

    This is SO CUTE! I am totally getting this pattern today. Adorable.

  10. Caroline July 26, 2017 at 8:49 am #

    The pattern is out of print ☹️

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  1. Simplicity Sewing Pattern Giveaway! | Sew Sensational ♥ - October 4, 2013

    […] The sewing pattern up for grabs is the Lisette Sew Your Style 1878 dress pattern. You can make the dress in 3 different lengths dependent on your style and can create short sleeves, 3/4 length sleeves or no sleeves at all. I think if it was up to me I’d make mine just above the knee and with long sleeves: perfect for the autumn! I found a great version over at the blog Night Knitter which you can see here. […]

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