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|Popolok Design: Novo (Popolok Design: Novo top/dress) - Type:Kids(boys & girls) |
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|Posted on:||4/2/13 10:38 AM |
|Last Updated:||6/10/13 8:42 AM|
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|Pattern Rating:||Highly Recommend |
|Fabric:||Cotton [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: (Taken from Etsy shop listing) : |
NOVA is a top & dress combo pattern. It has lovely peplum on the waistline, charming sweetheart-illusion yoke front & back, gathered cap sleeve, fully lined bodice and back invisible zipper closure. The dress has straight skirt in knee length, with back extension. Itís simple, modern and sophisticated cut are truly a unique statement top/dress for your little girl.
Pattern Sizing: Size is by years. 1 to 8 years
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, except for the lengthening changes I made and peplum hem finish.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes very as they come with step by step photos. I struggled a little with getting the sweetheart centre point right and had to redo it a few times and even then there are a few small wrinkles coming out from it. I printed the instructions out in black and white, which made it hard (for me) to see the photo for the point assembly as clearly as I would have liked, but this is my own fault. Also I sewed this up while sick and tired-er than usual, so probably wasn't as focused and patient as I usual.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? Love the sweetheart illusion yoke, the "fitted" look of the bodice and the peplum. I've sewn three Popolok design patterns so far and they always seem to go together pretty easily.
Fabric Used: A horrid synthetic damask-y fabric that I will be chucking out any leftovers of (it crinkles like no tomorrow) for the yoke and a craft cotton for the bodice/peplum. Both were "stashed" fabrics :D
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I lengthened the bodice by about an inch cut the peplum length (not width) to the next size up, to accommodate my daughters long skinny body.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes I hope to do a version with sleeves when time permits. And yes- though maybe do a practice run with the sweetheart yoke on some scrape fabric first if you have never attempted one of these before.
Conclusion: Another lovely pattern by Popolok design that stands out from the mainstream pattern houses designs. A little more complicated than previous designs but very manageable.
Have heard mumurings on Popolok's Facebook page that Alviana is considering grading up some of her patterns to go up to tween size, may be something to watch out for.
You can see a few more pics hereon my blog.
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