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Pattern Reviews> Simplicity> 2247 (Misses' & Plus Size Amazing Fit Dresses)

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Reviewed by:Iamaccur8
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Posted on:7/14/14 5:43 AM
Project Photo:Simplicity: 2247 by Iamaccur8

Simplicity: 2247 by Iamaccur8  
Pattern Photo:Simplicity 2247
Simplicity Pattern Info
Review Rating: Helpful by 1 people    Very Helpful by 1 people   
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Fabric:Cotton  [See other projects in this fabric]
Pattern Description: empire line summer dress

Pattern Sizing:10-18

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? yes - so far as a muslin goes

Were the instructions easy to follow? yes

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I bought it because different cup sizes were offered

Fabric Used: Charity shop 50p piece with 30p zip for test garment

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: The pattern needs a lot of changes to fit me, so I'm putting it away for now. It is very large around the neck and top shoulder area, which means changing the princess seams or adding a Dior dart. The skirt also needs bringing up so the curve falls on my hips properly.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I may try to fit it once I've learned how, but as several people have said, it looks a little dull and unflattering, so do I want to spend hours wrestling with the fit?

Conclusion: very large in shoulder area at back and front

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Sewingnutter said...
Hi Iamaccur8, Welcome to this site, I see you are a new member. Thanks for showing your muslin of this pattern; I was considering it and it looks better on you (a real woman) than I think it does from the picture of a v slender young thing. I think it fits you pretty well in the back and shoulders. Maybe you just did well with the photo to hide the bits you dislike.
7/14/14 6:06 AM
Janie Viers said...
Again, this dress should be made in the size dictated by matching your high bust to the bust size. The dress would look great in a flowy print. I think that the dress actually looks rather well suited to me and I am busty and fluffy.
7/14/14 8:28 AM
Janie Viers said...
Again, this dress should be made in the size dictated by matching your high bust to the bust size. The dress would look great in a flowy print. I think that the dress actually looks rather well suited to me and I am busty and fluffy.
7/14/14 8:34 AM
Laurasews said...
I actually think this is a flattering dress on you. Try cutting a smaller size for the neck/shoulder area only. This gives you very nice waist definition and will look great in a nice fabric, I think.
7/14/14 11:48 AM
marykpfist said...
I think you did an excellent job fitting- especially in the back which can be so tricky. I agree with Laurasews-- I was thinking this looked nice on you! I too like a shorter skirt, and I think the fabric choice is not that flattering, but your fit is working! :-)
7/15/14 6:38 AM
 
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