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|Simplicity: 2874 (Child Dress or Jumper, Top, Pants and Vest) - Type:Kids(boys & girls) |
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|Posted on:||1/12/13 11:20 AM |
|Pattern Size:||Plus-Sized Regular |
Simplicity Pattern Info
|Pattern Rating:||Recommend, with Modifications |
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|Fabric:||Corduroy [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: Cute looking top, view A. Can also pick a dress; both with or without sleeves. Also makes pants. |
I used View A for the top.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? No!. I finished the top yesterday and I was so confused. I choose the top (View A), not the tunic or dress. I couldn't believe how LONG this "top" was. It came down to Miss K's knees! She wasn't happy about it because she is in an anti-dress mood and I don't blame her since it's winter.
I re-read the pattern instructions, looked at the pattern pieces until my eyes dried out, and stared at the envelope picture. Where did I go wrong? Did I cut something to long? Nope. The pattern is just VERY LONG. The top makes a dress. I'm sure the dress makes an almost floor length dress. Talk about disappointment.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
The directions on the pattern are great and the construction is easy.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
The "top" is wicked LONG! What the heck!
Also, the corduroy is too heavy of a fabric for any flowing. The bottom part of the top poofs out funny because of that. The sleeves are a bit tight on Miss K at the shoulders as well.
I really like the design aspect of it; the sleeves with the cinches in the middle are so cute!
Fabric Used: The fabric is a corduroy I picked up from Hancock over a year ago. It is hot pink with cute apple designs on it
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: After I completed View A I then proceeded to take SEVEN inches off in length (not including the hem which adds another 1.25 inches)! Holy cow! I hemmed it back up and Miss K isn't thrilled with it. She doesn't hate it but I can tell it won't be a favorite.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
if I sew this top again I'll be using a lighter weight fabric such as cotton. I'll also make the sleeves bigger around at the shoulder and a little bit longer. I'll also know to cut 8.25 inches less off the length of the top (which they call the "skirt" portion; I think number 6 in the pattern pieces).
Conclusion: I grade the pattern with a B. It has potential and now I know how to make it work better for Miss K.
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