One of the final pieces of my wardrobe is to be a black jumper/pinafore. After making a denim version of Simplicity 3356, I wore it several times each week over the summer. I fell in love with the versatility of seperates while having the fit of a dress. When thinking about a black jumper, I KNEW it was going to be another Simplicity 3356. Then came Hollywood 794. I bought it for the pleated skirt, not the jumper. The skirt fit perfectly on the first try. Last night, I decided on a whim to try the jumper bodice. Now, I can’t decide which jumper to make. I feel like the Hollywood jumper shows off my figure better, but because the Simplicity is looser and has no waist seam, is much more comfortable and will be cooler in the humid summer. The other negative to the Hollywood jumper is the full coverage bodice would not show off the blouse as much as the Simplicity jumper. A positive feature is that I think it has more of a grownup feel than the Simplicity.
So, help me decide! Do you like Hollywood 794 or Simplicity 3356? (keep in mind that the muslin for Hollywood 794 isn’t quite done, needs a little more ease, a little more length in the bodice)
Simplicity in denim