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|Reviewed by:||Monabel|| |
|Posted on:||5/31/12 5:43 PM |
|Last Updated:||7/7/14 2:59 PM|
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Vogue Patterns Pattern Info
|Pattern Rating:||Recommend, with Modifications |
|Review Rating:|| Very Helpful by 1 people |
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|Fabric:||Cotton- Lawn [See other projects in this fabric]|
|Pattern Description: Pullover, loose-fitting dress has bias bound neck edge extending into ties, bias bound sleeves, welt pockets, contrasting fabrics and faced, shaped hem.|
Pattern Sizing: EE(14-16-18-20) I made 14. Now I know that one or even two sizes down might have been advisable.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? No, because of the changes I made. The best part, the sleeve, did.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, if you are used to Vogue patterns.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I bought it for that original, spiral, pieced sleeve; and that worked. I was not sure about the droopy shapeless body of the dress. In addition, I was not convinced that all those different fabrics were really necessary.
Fabric Used:Hand printed cotton lawns bought directly from an Indian vendor on Ebay-Heritage Trading.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: The most dramatic change was cutting off the whole skirt except for about an inch and a half to bind the bottom edge of the top. This changed it from a sad, baggy dress to a fabulous, loose, floaty eccentric overblouse. I was going to omit the pockets anyway, and I used only two contrast fabrics instead of four.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I plan to try to use that marvelous interesting sleeve with a simpler dress or blouse. I will have to find a raglan sleeved pattern to start with.
As far as the original version of the dress, I suppose it could look good on a very tall, very striking woman. Note that the extra fullness round the middle flares out to the sides (=hips) because of the grain. I don't think many women will find it becoming. But, how often do we see a really striking sleeve?
Conclusion: Glad I did this, learned a lot, ended up with strange and poetic top.
ETA: I gave this to a friend who sent me pictures. Although a bit fuzzy, they give some idea of how this looks in soft lawn.
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