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|Posted on:||3/5/14 4:43 PM |
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Simplicity Pattern Info
|Pattern Rating:||Recommend, with Modifications |
|Review Rating:|| Helpful by 1 people Very Helpful by 2 people |
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|Fabric:||Silk [See other projects in this fabric]|
|Pattern Description: |
Misses dress in three lengths with sleeve variations and self tie belt
Pattern Sizing: 6-22. I made size 12. Long version of sleeveless view D.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes more or less.
Were the instructions easy to follow? The instructions were quite straightforward for view D.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I chose the pattern because I wanted a full length dress without waist seams in order to capitalise on the continuos gradual shading of the fabric I was planning to use. As it was, the belt tended to hide the changeover in colour. I liked the idea of the slit in the back and the cut away shoulders. The pattern instructions have you interfacing the back facing down the slit and I did this but in reality it wasn't really necessary.
The bodice in the end however proved to be a problem for underwear. Whilst a bra with a low back fastener was ok for the slit back the bra shoulder straps were a problem with the cutaway shoulders. In the end I sewed the back slit up higher and wore a strapless bra. See photo.Back Slit I should have made a loop for the button but as I was running out of time just sewed the button on. I can go back to that!
There was very little shaping in the dress and with a belt it did look rather sack like. This may have been partly to do with the crinkly effect of the fabric which meant that whilst quite thin it was quite wide.
Fabric Used: A crinkly silk with shading from green to blue and with little sparkles.fabric
I had had this for a while, liked it a lot and waited till I could find the RIGHT pattern. Unfortunately this wasn't it.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I fully lined the dress, essential as it was quite thin. I also had to "stabilise" the silk because of the stretchiness of the crinkles so the lining and top layer of silk were dealt with as one.
I made a self tie belt initially but then covered a 3" elastic RTW one which had a silver clasp. This worked quite well with the silk as the crinkle crepe stretched with the elastic. Belt
It did help define the waist, though the dress was still a bit too sack like for my liking. I may wear it loose!
Without a belt
Perhaps it would look better if it was short.
Even if the back had been sewn up completely it wouldn't have needed a zip. So you probably don't need to bother with one.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I'm not too sure about a dress but think I might make a top with the cold shoulder sleeves for summer. A short straight shift dress without a belt might also be OK.
Conclusion: An interesting pattern, lack of shape in the skirt being the only real problem. A suitable fabric would I think overcome this.
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