A simple and easy shift style dress but is fitted and has full length body panels. there are sleeve and neckline variations that should suit anyone. Pattern Sizing:
10-14.I cut the 14 but needed loads of new and larger darts. I think this was due to the fabric rather than the pattern though. Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Well, I did some modifications but overall, yes there was a distinct resemblance Were the instructions easy to follow?
Very. This is rated as easy and it is. Just be honest with your measurements and everything will work out fine. What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love the simplicity of the design. I made this dress in a very expensive boiled wool and I wanted the fabric to make the statement not the dress design, so this was perfect. Fabric Used:
Ivory boiled wool - do I need to keep saying how expensive this was? Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
The boiled wool fabric kept 'growing' as I was sewing. I have made another dress in boiled wool and I stabilised all the seams prior to construction. I thought I knew better but alas, no. I added extra darts to the neckline for better fit and increased the size of the darts on the front and backs. These I sliced open and top stitched to create a slight design feature and create the flat, smooth look that I was after. Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
You know, I'd forgotten about this pattern until recently and I think it really does need a second look. Conclusion:
Writing this has made me reconsider this pattern. I'm always on the look out for the 'perfect' dress and this one comes very close. While this make was for Christmas and the party season and made in a wintery fabric, I think this deserves another try. It's a great pattern for a first dress and with the variations included in the envelope - a personalised frock for everyone.
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