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|Simplicity: 1885 (Misses/Women's Pullover Dress or Tunic, Jacket and Pants) - Type:Dresses |
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Simplicity Pattern Info
|Pattern Rating:||Pattern OK, but did NOT work for Me |
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|Available for sale on PR: $16.95 (See envelope) |
|Fabric:||Cotton [See other projects in this fabric]|
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Simplicity 1885, Misses and Plus Size Sportswear. Misses' & Plus size pullover dress or tunic, jacket and pants. I only made the dress. **I received this pattern for free during the Simplicity tour, PR Weekend NYC.**
10 - 18. I made the 18. I haven't learned how to do a FBA, so I cut the pattern per my upper chest measurement. I initially cut this pattern out in June - with the intention of wearing it during the summer, but I ran into problems creating the collar and I didn't finish the dress until December.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing it?
Yes, except my collar doesn't lay flat.... And, no I'm not sure what I didn't do right. And, yes - I wore it anyway!
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes and no. The instructions for the dress were very easy and simple to follow. I was so totally confused on the instructions for the collar. I ended up working on a different project that had a collar and just doing this collar the same way.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
Major Likes: I received this pattern for free! The dress is super easy and comfortable to wear. The cotton fabric folded well (and, didn't need major ironing when I traveled).
Dislike: Collar instructions.
Black, White & Green printed cotton fabric purchased at Metro Textiles during PR Weekend NYC. It was $6 per yard and I bought 2 yards.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:When I started this project, I was closer to a size 18. When I finished this project, I was closer to a size 14. I'm not comfortable making a lot of alterations - so, I took up about 6 inches in the collar. I did this by adding 4 additional gathers around the neckline before I attached the collar. The dress is still a little big (baggier than I normally wear my clothes), but it doesn't look bad.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I don't plan on using this pattern again - although, I haven't gotten rid of it. I walked away from this project about 3 times because of issues with assembling the collar. Perhaps when I have more experience sewing, it won't pose the same problem.
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