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|Reviewed by:||wingamajig|| |
|Posted on:||3/7/14 4:12 PM |
|Last Updated:||3/9/14 11:14 AM|
|Pattern Photo:|| Kitschy Coo Pattern Info|
|Pattern Rating:||Great Wardrobe Builder |
|Review Rating:|| Very Helpful by 2 people |
|Fabric:||Ponte Knit [See other projects in this fabric]|
|Pattern Description: |
The lady skater knit dress.
I made a size 5, with alterations listed below.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
YES! My version 2 looks just like the photos.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
This is the easiest, and fastest dress I have ever made. The instructions are great. I sewed it in 1 DAY ladies. And I am a slow seamstress. Let's just call this a modern-day walkaway dress.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I like how fast this makes up, and how great it looks on. I also like that it seems to work in a range of knits. Did I mention how comfy it is?
I have made two versions, version 1 is in a green/blue/black/coral printed rayon spandex knit, version 2 is in a solid grey ponte de roma. Both fabrics were purchased on a whim at Joann Fabrics.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
On version 1 I made the neckline 3/4" higher due to a high bustline, and also dropped the hem on the back panel by 1", due to a big butt.
On version 2, I skipped the back hem alteration, as it was not necessary. My hem is even without it. I increased the neck height adjustment to a full 1" higher at center front. I altered the bodice to shorten by 2". I am 5'7" tall, but because I am an A cup version 1 was drop-waisted without this alteration. I also took 1/4" off the sides of each bodice piece, for an overall 1" shrinking of the waistline. I graded the skirt pieces back out very quickly - so really just trimming them for about 4" at the top to match the bodice.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I think I'll make a few more. This is a great pattern, everyone should sew it!
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