|Simplicity: 2308 (Misses' ) - Type:Dresses |
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|Pattern Rating:||Pattern OK, but did NOT work for Me |
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|Pattern Description: Misses'/Miss Petite dress in two lengths and sash. Pattern has collar top with raglan-style sleeves (or is sleeveless).|
Pattern Sizing: 6-14; I sewed a 12
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Um, no
Were the instructions easy to follow? Pretty much; I'm fairly intermediate at this point, and they weren't hard to figure out.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I liked the idea of it. What I ended up with is drastically different; I still like it, but it really has only a passing similarity with the original design. Others on PR seemed to have much better luck with it than I.
Fabric Used: Slippery "Simply Silky" fabric from Jo-Ann. Gorgeously colored; it kind of reminds me of a peacock.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: A lot. I French seamed the entire side and back seams (where possible), changed the lapped zipper to an invisible zipper and completely redid the front and back band. The neck band stuck up terribly in the back and was unnecessary. I removed it, used bias tape to bind the raw edges in the back, used the turned fabric loops as straps and folded most of the front band away to form a half-moon type shape in the front. See my blog for photos and more information.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? No, and only based on others' reviews would I recommend it to others. That, or if I didn't like them and wanted to punish them for something.
Conclusion: This was a fun introduction to drafting a pattern, which was not the intended goal. It just didn't work for me, the Mutant Back Woman.