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Pattern Reviews> Simplicity> 2398 (Misses Special Occasion Dress)

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Reviewed by:MaidenJane

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Posted on:6/10/10 6:45 PM
Last Updated:10/4/14 10:46 AM
Project Photo:Simplicity: 2398 by MaidenJane

Simplicity: 2398 by MaidenJane  Simplicity: 2398 by MaidenJane  
Pattern Photo:Simplicity 2398
Simplicity Pattern Info
Pattern Rating:Difficult, but great for Advanced Sewers
Review Rating: Helpful by 2 people    Very Helpful by 2 people   
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Fabric:Crepe - Satin backed  [See other projects in this fabric]
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Pattern Description:

Special occasion dresses in two lengths.

Pattern Sizing:


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


Were the instructions easy to follow?

For the most part, the construction was straightforward. Since the skirt is cut on the bias, it is a large pattern piece and it is split into two. I was able to avoid this because the fabric was 54" wide and I purchased the required amount for 45" wide.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?

The directions were straightforward and there were not that many steps in the construction. I found the description of the "bands" and their "facings" a bit confusing and sewed the wrong pieces together. I caught the mistake and was able to correct it.

Fabric Used:

Crepe-backed satin.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:

I did not use an overlay.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?

I don't know if I would sew it again because my daughter loves to pick out new styles. However, I think the style is classic and elegant and is one of the best I've made for her.


My daughter received many compliments on this has an outstanding look.

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born2bead said... (10/10/14 3:21 PM) Reply
Lovely dress and she looks gorgeous in it!
TinaLea said... (10/5/14 4:33 PM) Reply
Absolutely beautiful! Your daughter looks georgous and classy, a welcome change from many of the dance dresses I see at our local high school!
Klarisabet said... (10/5/14 4:19 PM) Reply
GORGEOUS! I stared at this pattern for a long time recently before finally deciding on something else. Seeing your photos make me regret the choice even more than I alresdy do.
Dmd4106 said... (10/5/14 4:29 AM) Reply
Gorgeous color! Great fit!Great job!
material excess said... (10/5/14 1:20 AM) Reply
Really pretty!
material excess said... (10/5/14 1:19 AM) Reply
Really pretty!
catinthehat2 said... (10/4/14 3:14 PM) Reply
Gorgeous dress, your daughter looks stunning!
carolynw said... (10/4/14 12:21 PM) Reply
Gorgeous times two - dress and your daughter. Great job!
SewWil said... (10/4/14 12:05 PM) Reply
Gorgeous dress!
Vancouvergirl said... (10/4/14 10:28 AM) Reply
Absolutely stunning!
Sethskid said... (9/27/13 0:51 AM) Reply
It's absolutely gorgeous!!
Phasionz by M said... (8/23/10 7:40 PM) Reply
Gorgeous! Great job!
eugenia123 said... (8/12/10 7:50 AM) Reply
Wow! Stunning dress - I love the colour and the style is gorgeous. Your daughter looks amazing in this wonderful dress.
sewmytime said... (8/11/10 7:06 PM) Reply
beautiful dress!
Erica B. said... (8/11/10 5:59 PM) Reply
That dress is beautiful!
barebear said... (8/11/10 5:57 PM) Reply
Oh beautiful! I love the fabric choice. She looks gorgeous in it. :)
portercs said... (8/11/10 5:53 PM) Reply
The dress is very beautiful and looks wonderful on your daughter!
ryansmumAria said... (8/11/10 5:14 PM) Reply
PittyPat said... (8/11/10 4:09 PM) Reply
You did a fantastic job on your daughter's dress. Looks great on her.
sugarduck said... (6/12/10 8:36 AM) Reply
This is so pretty! The fit looks great and the fabric is gorgeous!
ChristmasHills said... (6/11/10 3:10 AM) Reply
It is not just outstanding it is stupendous. Lucky girl. I love the colour too.
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