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|Lekala Patterns: 5559 (Sleeveless Dress) - Type:Dresses|
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|Posted on:||11/30/12 10:01 PM |
|Last Updated:||11/30/12 10:07 PM|
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|Pattern Rating:||Pattern OK, but did NOT work for Me |
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|Pattern Description: Sleeveless dress with slit pockets. (I did not include the pockets)|
Pattern Sizing: Lekala draft patterns to your own measurements
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Sort of....
Were the instructions easy to follow? Not really. Lekala is a russian pattern company, and though they have made an attempt to translate the instructions to english, there is a lot that is vague or flat out indecipherable!
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I was keen to try this pattern as my first try with the Lekala patterns as it was a simple silhouette. I liked the idea of a pattern drafted to my own measurements. Unfortunately, my curves are distributed differently to Lekala's drafting.
Fabric Used: a charcoal suiting - not sure of the content.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: After I basted this together, I ended up needing to take in the side and centre back seams substantially - about an inch at each of these three points.
I also needed to let out the back skirt. I ended up doing a full booty adjustment, as per this tutorial by Julia Bobbin, and then re-cutting the back skirt pieces.
I left out the pockets, as the insertion for these was one of the more confusing aspects of the instructions.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I won't be sewing this again, as there are plenty of other patterns of a similar style.
I think the Lekala concept is worth a try if you are interested.
Conclusion: While the concept of a pattern drafted to my measurements was interesting, it just didn't work out for me in this instance. I eventually fiddled enough to end up with a dress that is wearable, but am still not entirely happy with it.
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