|Pattern Description: |
Lined, sleeveless dress has darted, fitted bodice, dropped waistline, inside belt, neckline bands, gathered skirt and side zipper. Either knee length or floor length.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Sort of, I used it as a base for my own thing.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Very easy, actually a good project for a beginner sewer.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
The drape on the shoulders seemed odd, and I didn't use it at all, I made my own thing. The pattern itself was easy to follow.
Duchess Satin and poly chiffon. This would look fabulous in silk charmeuse and silk chiffon, but my budget was poly based for this project.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I didn't use the drape for the shoulders. I used the shape, but made my own drafted and draped shoulder gathers. The waist line was also calling for gathering, I box pleated mine. I also made the "lining" layer in 6 panels like the chiffon layer, so that the skirt would be nice and full. I serged the two layers together (with the finished sides both facing out) and treated them as one layer, pleating until it fit the bodice bottom edge. If you use this pattern, allow yourself extra yardage to make the skirt extra full, it makes the whole dress flirtier
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I plan to use this again to make a more casual summer dress. I'll probably use the pattern's shoulder treatment for that, or just make it flat across.
This is a great pattern. It was very easy to follow and cut out. I've worked with a few vogue patterns and this is one I think a beginner could handle decently enough. To give the dress the proper fullness, invest in a petticoat. They can be bought on eBay for about $35 in all sorts of fun colors if you don't want to make your own!
My Making of Page
Dress on Form (ignore the stars, they were thrown on for something else).
Wearing the dress with the 7" heels!