|BurdaStyle Magazine: 10-2012-118A (Dress With Cowl) - Type:Dresses |
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|Pattern Rating:||Recommend, with Modifications |
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|Pattern Description: Dress with bias cut, cowl neckline, and waist gathers.|
Pattern Sizing: 34-42
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. This dress is extremely easy to put together. It is also the illustrated sewing course in this issue.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love the side gathers. The "cowl" neckline is more of a fold than a cowl.
Fabric Used: Black and white suiting.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I traced a 42 through the shoulders and graded out to a 44 at the bust and a 46 at the hip. I added 1.5" of length at the waist and made a 3/8" petite adjustment above the bust.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I probably won't sew this again. The front draping and gathering borders on wrinkling and I haven't made up my mind if I like the dress on me or not.
Conclusion: Technically the dress is a success, but I'm not sure if I like it or not. I will have to wear it out and about to know for sure. For more photos, please visit my blog.