Hot! Peaceful Paisley


The Facts


  • Fabric: cotton/lycra knit
  • Pattern: Simplicity 5363 (stash)
  • Year: 1972
  • Notions: thread
  • Time to complete: Just a little over an hour
  • First worn: Today!
  • Wear again?: Yes
  • Total price: Approximately $10.00

I cut this dress out over a year ago. Had intended to get to it, but….other things took center stage. When I saw the challenge for this week, I immediately thought of this dress and decided to get it finished. I am so happy I did as I absolutely love the dress.

The dress can be worn with the “V” in the front or back, I like a cut out back.

The dress is comfortable, easy to wear and yet is nice enough to wear out for dinner. So much better than having it languish in the cut but not sewn box. The dress finally won its independence!




Rhonda Buss wanted to sew as far back as she can remember. As a child, sewing represented the freedom to dress as she chose. What she didn't know at that time was that sewing would be the vehicle that would open up her world.


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  1. Rhonda! So glad to see you in this space again. I’m trying to figure out how you managed to make this print connect so well along that center seam in front. Nicely done.

  2. Me too. Very nice job of matching the print. I love the big bold design too. It looks really pretty on you.

  3. Yeah me too Rhonda well done. If I cut a dress out a year ago it would be lost inside the stash. Well done on finishing it.

    • I usually get things done, but the longer it sits, the more I need a little push!! Thank you Sew Weekly for the push. Thanks so much for the compliment.

  4. Love a great graphic print, cotton Lycra knit is lovely to work with, it’s sews and servers so nicely.

  5. Wonderful dress and the perfect style for such a bold print.

  6. Such a pretty dress.Looks great on you.

  7. Love the match of the fabric with this pattern, very appropriate for a 70s vibe. Lovely result!

  8. I love this fabric- LOVE it!

  9. What a great use of a fun print! Well done!

  10. What a great dress. You go girl!

  11. I want to thank you all for the lovely compliments. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!