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|Reviewed by:||Sew Good|| |
|Posted on:||2/22/14 12:09 PM |
McCall's Pattern Info
|Pattern Rating:||Easy & Great for Beginners |
|Review Rating:|| Very Helpful by 6 people |
|See other patterns in this category: Dresses |
|Available for sale on PR: $18.95 (See envelope) Click to Buy |
|Fabric:||Cotton-Lycra Knit [See other projects in this fabric]|
|Pattern Description: Knit pullover dress. Choice of necklines and sleeve lengths|
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Looks exactly like the picture
Were the instructions easy to follow? I didn't use them. I sewed everything on my serger.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I made a wearable muslin with my "leftovers" (also reviewed) before I attempted to make this dress. The wearable muslin (shirt length) came out perfectly. No alterations needed (except sleeve length). I loved the neckline choice with the first garment so I did the same with this one. I also love the other options the pattern offers. I could have adjusted the pattern to make the same options, but it's nice not to have to
Fabric Used: A medium weight knit cotton with Lycra. This is a perfect weight fabric for a dress. If I were to make a shirt as I did prior, a thinner knit would work just fine.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: Instead of my normal neckline treatment, I used a stretch bias "tape" around the neck. I like the look but I don't like my sewing Not a perfect top-stitching job. I also did something different than usual with the sleeves. I usually only use clear elastic in the shoulder seams and neckline but this time I used the clear elastic in the hem of the sleeve and I am very pleased with the result. Why didn't I do this in any of my previous garments? I had better run back to JoAnne's Fabric and pick up some more clear elastic! I use it for everything now
I would like to note that I could have placed some darts in the back to make it more fitted with my waist and protruding derriere, but I did not as I wanted this to be "tee-shirt" like. If you have a flatter backside you won't have the extra space on your lower back area.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Sure will! I plan on using this pattern to make a few short sleeved shirts and another knee length dress this year. I suspect my daughter may want to me to make a shirt for her also.
Conclusion: If you don't already have a basic knit dress pattern, get this one and use it to make a shirt too!
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