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|Reviewed by:||deanna86|| |
|Posted on:||8/10/14 7:04 PM |
Simplicity Pattern Info
|Pattern Rating:||Great Wardrobe Builder |
|Review Rating:|| Helpful by 2 people Very Helpful by 3 people |
|See other patterns in this category: Dresses Vests Coat/Jacket Pants |
|Fabric:||Rayon Challis [See other projects in this fabric]|
|Pattern Description: Misses' Pants, dress or tunic and jacket or vest. I made the dress (view B) but added the sleeves from view C.|
Pattern Sizing: sizes 8-16. I went from a size 10 at the shoulders and gradually graded out to size 14 at the hips.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, mostly.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I liked the shoulder yoke, and the gathers on the bodice where it attaches to the yoke.
Fabric Used: feels like a rayon challis. I bought it on vacation in France, where it was simply labeled 'viscose'.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: As mentioned earlier, I made the dress but included the sleeves from the tunic version. I also added one and a half inches to the length, and used hem lace as well when finishing it. Good thing, too, since it would have been shorter than I wanted if I hadn't.
I cut the front bodice piece on the fold, because I didn't want to interrupt the flow of the print. The front bodice seam does little shaping, so that alteration didn't affect the fit.
I used an invisible zipper in the back--second time ever.
I shortened the sleeves themselves by about half an inch, and made the sleeve cuffs a bit narrower as well. (I had made a trial run of the pattern before cutting into this fabric, so I knew I wanted the sleeves a bit shorter.)
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I'd sew it again for the right fabric: something lightweight with an interesting print.
Conclusion: Nothing too complicated about this pattern. It's a good one for highlighting an interesting fabric, because the lines are pretty without being distracting.
As for this specific dress, I feel a bit like I'm a peacock floating on a pond... the print is a bit much. But wearing it belted helps. I also wore it once as a blouse by putting on a long skirt.
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