|Simplicity: 4070 (4070 bodice & Sewaholic skirt) - Type:Dresses |
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|Posted on:||2/2/13 8:48 PM |
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Simplicity Pattern Info
|Pattern Rating:||Highly Recommend |
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|Available for sale on PR: $16.95 (See envelope) |
|Fabric:||Seersucker [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: I used the strapless bodice from 4070 and Sewaholics Cambie dress for the skirt. I then added my own thick straps.|
Pattern Sizing: 14
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? No but again, I wasn't trying to
Were the instructions easy to follow? Didn't use them
Fabric Used: This gorgeous apple Seersucker print. I was a little nervous about using Seersucker as I figured it would be difficult to sew with but I was nicely surprised. It's also a great fabric to wear even though it's not particularly soft.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I made the strapless bodice from 4070, then added the full skirt from Sewaholics Cambie Dress with the pockets. Once I was finished, I added two thick straps which I carefully placed so that they cover my bra straps. The only issue I have with them is that they bunch up a little with wear so I should have interfaced them.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Looking at the pictures it's quite flattering but I always feel a little frumpy in it. It was supposed to be a good beach dress and something to wear on those ridiculously hot days when you really don't want anything heavy on. It works well for that.
Conclusion: I really like this dress for shopping, beach days or just around the house.
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