|Simplicity: 2217 (Misses' Amazing Fit Dresses) - Type:Dresses |
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|Posted on:||1/26/13 1:56 PM |
|Pattern Size:||Plus-Sized |
Simplicity Pattern Info
|Pattern Rating:||Recommend, with Modifications |
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|Fabric:||Satin [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: Dress with pleated surplice bodice and midriff band. Pattern offers A, B, C, and D cup options. |
Pattern Sizing: 6 to 24. I mostly used size 20 with a D cup bodice.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, except I made it full length with a contrasting bodice.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I liked that the pattern had D cup pattern pieces, but I had to add 1 inch in length to the front bodice so that it would curve under my bust. I did this by taping tissue to the bodice midriff seam, and then I folded the pleats before I added the length. I found that more ease needed to be added to the sleeve cap. I would guesstimate that the manufacturer had 1/2 to 3/4" built in. Next time I make this pattern I will slash and spread to increase the ease a bit.
Fabric Used: I used a metallic brocade for the bodice and sleeves, and polyester Duchess satin for the midriff and skirt. I underlined with organza and I used bemberg lining for the bodice, midriff, and sleeves.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I lengthened the front bodice 1 inch. I tapered the sleeves a smidge.
Would you sew it again? Yes. I plan to make a cocktail dress. Would you recommend it to others? yes
Conclusion: I had given up on commercial patterns, because I couldn't get them to fit my bust. I will try another one since I had success with this pattern.
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