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|McCall's: 5519 (1 hour dress) - Type:Dresses |
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|Posted on:||11/27/12 5:04 PM |
|Last Updated:||12/10/12 10:22 PM|
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|Pattern Rating:||Recommend, with Modifications |
|Fabric:||Polyester Knit [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: Straight, semi-fitted, mini or above mid-knee dress.|
Pattern Sizing:XS- XL, I cut an XS
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Better I think
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? The pattern and instructions are very simple, especially if you make no alterations. I did, which I expand on below.
I like that there's a center back seam, makes fitting easier.
Fabric Used: Lightweight knit. I think its a polyester knit. I bought it at Fabricville and I've had it for a few years now. Finally getting around to using it.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:Although I used the smallest size, I found the dress way too loose for my liking. Not a lot of shaping in the waist, so I took it in significantly, along the side seams and center back seam. I need to start making more alterations *before* cutting out fabric! :/ Would save me a lot of time and fiddling around later!
I removed most of the sleeve cap ease following a tutorial I found online with the aid of my good friend Google So helpful and it worked great! I really like how it turned out on my dress. I do *not* like how the extra puffiness looked on past sewing projects. I will be using this method on all future knit dress projects with set-in sleeves
I sewed up the entire center-back seam and instead of making facings for the neck, I used a binding method (similar to the binding on ribbed neck t-shirts, but I used self-fabric)
My fabric sews kinda weird. I didn't like how this particular fabric looked top-stitched, so I made cuffs for the sleeve instead of hemming with a twin-needle.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I wouldn't sew it as it is, but I might modify the pattern pieces to get a better fit and make it again. I wanted a simple knit dress. If you want more of a semi-fitted dress (in the bust), but more relaxed in the rest of the body, then I would recommend this pattern. Very easy and even a beginner could sew this up quickly.
Conclusion: This was definitely a learning experience for me. I have yet to sew a pattern straight from the envelope, with no changes. I think I need a sewing buddy (dummy). Then I wouldn't have to try on garments to make adjustments!
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