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Posted on:7/17/14 8:16 PM
Project Photo:Pauline Alice: 1402 by velosewer

Pauline Alice: 1402 by velosewer  Pauline Alice: 1402 by velosewer  
Pattern Rating:Great Wardrobe Builder
Review Rating: Helpful by 1 people   
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Fabric:Silk Shantung  [See other projects in this fabric]
Pattern Description:
View A is a sleeveless fitted dress with princess seams. It features piping between the seams, a flounced skirt, an invisible back zipper and is fully lined.
View B features a sleeveless fitted crop top, with an invisible back zipper, and a skirt. Both pieces are fully lined. The skirt also closes in the back with an invisible zipper and a buttoned waistband. It has front rounded pockets trimmed with piping.

I made the skirt this time with the piping.
I made the gorgeous dress earlier.
Pattern Sizing:
Euro sizes 34 - 48
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes it did.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes they were easy to follow.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
This is a truly versatile pattern.
You get good value from having a dress, skirt and top pattern in one purchase.
The princess seams and skirt seams provide lots of fitting and detailing options.
The pockets are the right length for my size and will be handy when I make this as a work skirt.
Fabric Used:
I used a silk fabric from
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
The seams in this skirt allowed me to add more fitting to the skirt body.
The length is fine especially with the 'twirl' layer.
I was thinking of extending the skirt and adding a back vent to use this as my TNT work skirt. Pauline has already done the hard work to make this a well fitting skirt.
The skirt post shows how I added piping and an exposed zipper.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes. I'm going to keep this skirt as my TNT especially as it allows me to add detailing by using piping or colour-blocking it because of its well designed panels.

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judypin said...
I love the twirl - that picture made me smile. The colors are also so vibrant!
7/17/14 8:36 PM
msschiel said...
Cute, I do love the twirling picture!
7/17/14 8:53 PM
clcruick said...
Your reviews on this pattern have made me want to give it a try! I loved seeing your twirl! The blue of the skirt is just gorgeous and makes the piece so fun.
7/17/14 9:06 PM
carolynw said...
Love the outfit and the twirl in the skirt - that's so nice!
7/17/14 11:49 PM
Dilliander said...
Lovely outfit Maria, great twirl too :)
7/18/14 2:03 AM
HRigg said...
Great outfit with super colours.
7/18/14 2:45 AM
MNBarb said...
I want the entire outfit in my closet! Yes, a TNT for sure.
7/18/14 8:38 AM
AndreaSews said...
Beautiful outfit, Maria. The skirt is really a great style and color.
7/20/14 0:57 AM
velosewer said...
Thanks everyone. I think the twirl was my substitute 'happy dance'.
7/20/14 2:25 AM
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