Bellville Sassoon Evening Dress. I used only the skirt portion of the pattern. I morphed it with McCalls 5972. Used the bodice and then slashed it asymmetrically to create the look I wanted for my friend's wedding reception dress. Pattern Sizing:
(6-8-10) Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
The skirt did look as photographed from the Vogue Pattern. Were the instructions easy to follow?
Did not use them. Since I was morphing two patterns together, I winged it. What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
Like the dramatic trumpet/fit and flare/mermaid skirt. Fabric Used:
Used a gold metallic scribble lace found at F & S Fabrics in West Los Angeles on Pico Blvd. It was roughly $18.00 a yard. Used like 5 1/2 yards. Base fabric was from Joann's. Ivory bridal satin. It was priced at $9.99 a yard. Used a 50% off coupon and then used an extra 15% off teacher card. Cost was roughly $130.00 before tax. Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Used only the skirt portion of the pattern. Found the mark for natural waistline, added a 1/2 inch seamline and cut. Used McCalls' 5972 for the bodice. For the bodice, put in a center back, slashed from one shoulder to underarm. Luckily the darts matched pretty closely to the seamlines of the trumpet skirt. Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Like the skirt shape of this pattern. It was dramatic and very elegant. Conclusion:
This pattern was used to make a reception gown for a friend. She didn't want beads, so we found this really great scribble lace. Its a random effect. We layered it over an ivory satin and it reads like a brocade. Original thought was fitted bodice and then full skirt. Have always liked this pattern so I changed the design. Asymmetrical neckline made it more current. Friend liked the finished product.
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