Unlined dress (close-fitting through bust) has seam detail, back zipper and narrow hem. Pattern Sizing:
14 - 22 Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes I think so. Mine has a more dominatrix look to it, haha. Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes. Very. In theory. What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
There are EIGHT corners which have to be sewn which join the upper bodice front and back side panels and the lower front and back skirt side panels to the strips which run off the front and back centre panels. These corners were absolutely horrible to sew. I think it is the way the pattern has been drafted (although it could also be my lack of expertise/ choice of fabric). The alignment dots seem to be placed too far off and away from the seam allowance. There is just too much fabric to allow you to get a nice, neat, sharp corner. I don't mind the overall shape or fit of the dress. Fabric Used:
Ponte knit with faux leather. Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I eliminated the back zip and cut the back central panel as a single piece. I sewed the pattern as it came out of the envelope: usual bust size and going up a size at the waistline, and for the skirt portion. I also made the sleeves a little narrower. Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Neither. IF I was ever going to sew this again I would probably get rid of the strips that run out from the front and back centre panels and cut the bodice side panels in one with the skirt side panels. Eliminate the horrible corners. But it ain't gonna happen!. Conclusion:
It fits ok. It is comfortable. I think I will wear it. But I didn't like the pattern.
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