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|Reviewed by:||erinkraten|| |
|Posted on:||9/2/14 6:56 PM |
|Last Updated:||9/8/14 2:36 PM|
Simplicity Pattern Info
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|Pattern Rating:||Highly Recommend |
|Review Rating:|| Helpful by 2 people Very Helpful by 5 people |
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|Available for sale on PR: $17.95 (See envelope) Click to Buy |
|Fabric:||Pique [See other projects in this fabric]|
|Pattern Description: |
Misses' dresses with sleeve variations and seaming details. Cynthia Rowley Pattern Collection.
14-22 I cut a straight 18
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
For the most part, yes. I encountered things I have never done before, so that was challenging, but the instructions and drawings helped to walk me through it.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
This is the most complicated dress I have ever made. I have never used piping before (and I used a LOT of it here!) or the inner tailoring details, but the instructions were clear so I accomplished it with very few problems. I made some mistakes along the way, but just undid them and started again. I really dislike the placement of the zipper, however. It is in a place where a LOT of piping comes together, and that made it very difficult to open and close, even when I was not in the dress. My husband could not even zip me into the dress to try it on, once he got the zip tab up to the point where the piping comes together he could not make it budge. He even gave himself blisters trying to zip it up, and at one point the zipper started coming undone from the bottom-up, so he hurt himself and destroyed the zipper after I had removed so much bulk from the seams and piping in the zipper area to try to help the zipper get moving that I had no fabric with which to put another zipper in! In the end I had to take it to a tailor and they had to put an exposed zipper in place of the invisible one, but at least I can zip it up now! Also, it was very hard for me to install the godets evenly into the skirt for some reason (I tried my best! I lined all the markings up), so that made the hem impossible for me to do on my own so I had the tailor do that as well. I know, I cheated. I just had no clue how to hem such an uneven skirt.
I used black cotton Pique and turquoise piping
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I added piping to the bottom of the sleeves, it turned out perfect! I love how it looks too.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I would sew this again in a slinkier fabric without the stiff piping, the shape of the dress I feel is flattering to my chubby voluptuousness.
All in all a good learning experience, and quite a challenge.
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