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|Self Drafted Pattern: 268307-1004 (anniversary dress) - Type:Dresses|
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|Posted on:||7/11/13 2:43 PM |
|Last Updated:||7/11/13 4:17 PM|
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|Pattern Rating:||Mediocre Pattern |
|Fabric:||Polyester Woven [See other projects in this fabric]|
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This is a self drafted pattern. My inspiration came from a photo in a magazine of this dress in the Kent State Museum: inspiration dress
And this pattern that I made for my sister several years ago: inspiration top
Pattern Sizing: regular, about a 12/14 or so
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Mine didn't look like the inspiration dress because I needed a finer fabric for the bodice and I need to increase my bodice curve a bit more. The inspiration dress also has a center front seam and I didn't want that. The inspiration top has an off shoulder and the gathers go above the bust.
Were the instructions easy to follow? I did the sleeves like the vogue top pattern and they were easy to follow. This is how I drew my pattern. I measured around my shoulders and under my bust, for the bodice, added 2 inches (45 inches). I then measued the swell of my bust, top to bottom, and added 2 inches (8 inches). I cut 2 rectangles 8X45 for the gathered bodice. I then took my sloper muslin and traced around the front from armpit to hem on both sides. With this shape I then took my favorite underwire bra and traced the wire curve to get the scoop front. I made the back the same size but made the scoop higher. I sewed the side seams inserting the zipper on the left and faced about 2 inches of the armpit. I sewed the rectangles together, in a circle, and made a casing along the top and about 16 inches along the bottom on each side for the sleeve. I inserted the elastic into the sleeve casings. Then gathered the rest and sewed it onto the dress front and back, leaving the sleeve casings free. This leaves a loop of gathered fabric for your arm to go through. Then I inserted the elastic (39 inches) in the top casing and then hemmed it. Done! The muslin 1 had a baggy back so I redrew it and took out 3 inches. I needed to only take out 2 if I wear it without a foundation as in the photos.
muslin 1 front
see the darts in the back where I took up the excess?
muslin 1 back
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? This pattern was so easy that I will continue to refine it untill I get it perfect for high quality fabric. I always make my patterns up in a wearable muslin and wear it for a while before I make it in the good fabric. Then I decide whether to keep the practice garment or dontate it to a thriftstore.
Fabric Used: My fabric for the beige one is a satin mystery fabric. (I impulse shopped it for a camisole and there was no lable on the bolt.) The yellow/peach floral is a polyester sueded satin from Japan.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I will sew it again and make the bodice curve a little sharper. I have a blue chiffon I think I would like it in.
Conclusion: I finished the yellow/peach floral which is my muslin 1, for my niece, who is just a bit shorter in the body than me. You can see the darts are too high for me in the photo. The beige is for me, don't worry I'll wear a proper slip under that clingy fabric ;)
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