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Posted on:8/13/14 10:42 PM
Last Updated:8/13/14 10:49 PM
Project Photo:Simplicity: 1624 by Rairscat

Simplicity: 1624 by Rairscat  Simplicity: 1624 by Rairscat  
Pattern Photo:Simplicity 1624
Simplicity Pattern Info
Pattern Rating:Highly Recommend
Review Rating: Very Helpful by 2 people   
See other patterns in this category: Kids(boys & girls)    Toddlers    
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Fabric:Corduroy  [See other projects in this fabric]
Pattern Description: Toddlers dress with ruffled tiers, puffed cap sleeves, bias bound neckline. Back neckline opening closed with button and self fabric bias loop.

Pattern Sizing:1/2-4. I sewed a 2 with no modifications.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?Yes

Were the instructions easy to follow?Yes

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?Ruffles! Puffed sleeves! More ruffles! The pattern itself is great. Notches line up, sleeve lining holds pouf just right, goes together quickly even with all the necessary gathering. The tiers are top stitched onto the skirt, which I think is more comfortable and less bulky than sandwiching the ruffles between stay tiers, like McCall's 6270.

Fabric Used:Corduroy from hobby lobby. I saw it in the new seasonal fabric section, thought the colors & coordinates were really pretty, but had no idea what I'd do with it...then I saw this sample dress and had to make it. I've never, ever been impressed with any of the sample garments at any fabric store, but I just had to make this.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:None.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?Yes and yes. This was fun and easy. Would make a great party dress or gift from Auntie or Grandma, or could make in a stable knit like the tiered tunics they sell at Carter's with coordinating leggings.

Conclusion:So, yeah, I totally copied a hobby lobby sample garment. That's why they're there, right? After working with fiddly knits, tracing Ottobre patterns and fitting a new pattern for myself, I just wanted to crank out something fun and pretty. Can't wait to try it on my baby girl.

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caren751 said...
I love your fabric choices. What a lucky girl.
8/13/14 10:50 PM
imsewcrazy said...
Very pretty! Love the fabric combination!
8/13/14 11:56 PM
Aroura said...
This is a wonderful combination of fabrics to create an adorable dress! A very lucky girl indeed.
8/14/14 0:18 AM
mm said...
She will love it!
8/14/14 2:07 AM
sugarduck said...
LOVE this! The fabric colors and patterns combine perfectly for this little dress. In my opinion, you didn't copy the were "inspired" by it. ;-)
8/14/14 6:22 AM
julsmalham said...
Very pretty and I love your fabrics.
8/14/14 6:29 AM
Graca said...
Oh my goodness, this is the cutest dress EVER! The colours and prints are so pretty, your little girl will look adorable in this dress.
8/14/14 7:31 AM
Mary Gillette said...
Totally adorable!
8/14/14 9:19 AM
Kalisews said...
I love all those prints together. Great dress!
8/14/14 9:39 AM
Cre8tv said...
Beautiful colors and fabric selections that brings the pattern to life and makes it truly unique!
8/14/14 9:52 AM
RadarRadiance said...
Love what you did with the fabric! It is adorable....I can see a little one looking so cute in it, how fun!
8/14/14 10:33 AM
Pj3g said...
I love it! And your sewing looks fantastic!
8/16/14 2:36 PM
Tudi66 said...
I have had this pattern forever. Saw the sample dress at Hobby Lobby and was convinced to try it with the same fabrics too. Yours turned out great!
8/17/14 0:09 AM
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