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Pattern Reviews> Simplicity> 1810 (Misses' & Plus Size Sportswear)

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Posted on:7/13/14 6:27 PM
Project Photo:Simplicity: 1810 by katski

Simplicity: 1810 by katski  Simplicity: 1810 by katski  
Pattern Photo:Simplicity 1810
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Pattern Rating:Easy & Great for Beginners
Review Rating: Very Helpful by 1 people   
See other patterns in this category: Dresses    Accessories    Tops    Pants    Plus    
Available for sale on PR: $16.95 (See envelope) Click to Buy
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Fabric:Silk Crepe  [See other projects in this fabric]
Pattern Description: Misses' & Plus Size pullover dress in two lengths, tunic or top with shoulder pleat detailing, sleeve variation and tie belt at the waist and pull-on pants.

Pattern Sizing: XXS-XXL, I made a M.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, but I like my fabric better

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love that this pattern can be sewn start to finish in <6 hrs. I also love the easy style that lets a dynamic fabric shine. I like that the waist ties are incorporated into the back darts but wish the ties were drafted longer so they can wrap around and back again to tie. Finally, I love that the neck facing is sewn down in the armhole bias tape, making it less likely to flop out while wearing.

Fabric Used: Paint splatter silk crepe de chine from Sawyer Brook.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: My only alteration was to add 1/2" "full butt" adjustment at the center back seam of the skirt. I think 1/4" would have been adequate since my boobs hiked the front up a little to offset it. I guess you could do a FBA if you really wanted to prevent this ;)

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes, I would consider sewing this again and do highly recommend it. It is a nice, simple dress with waist definition that would be a good match for any number of fabrics.

Conclusion: This is a great quick woven dress that is flattering on. The simple canvas lends itself to embellishment or highlighting fabulous fabrics.

You can see more on my blog, Susie Homemaker, MD.
Available for sale on PR: $16.95 (See envelope)Click to Buy
 
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canei said...
Nice!
7/13/14 7:34 PM
BlueSkysAhead said...
Cute dress. Nice fabric.
7/13/14 7:45 PM
cleverkitty said...
Real nice this caught my eye since I just cut the tissue out for this last week and I have some Sawyer Brook fabric to go with it. 6 hours to make could be a one day project if it rains. Thanks for the review katski :)🌟
7/13/14 8:42 PM
SewWil said...
Cute dress!
7/13/14 11:42 PM
TresBienMichell said...
I like your fabric better than the fabric shown on the envelope too! :-D This looks like a perfect dress for summer!
7/14/14 2:05 PM
Speech girl said...
Very pretty!
7/18/14 0:32 AM
 
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