|Pattern Description: |
close-fitting, strapless, lined dress has seam details, piping trim, princess seams, foundation with boning, side front pockets, pleats and darts, above mid-knee length.
i started with a 10-12, but by the time i finished re-fitting and re-drafting, i have no idea where i ended up. it was basically a custom pattern at that point.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
i love the shape of the bra top bodice, and the way that the piping (used properly) really accentuates the figure.
liberty of london tana lawn "yoshie B" from B&J Fabrics
silk faile from paron's annex (oh, how i miss you, paron's annex!)
silk charmeuse from mood fabrics
rayon crepe from B&J fabrics
fabric-covered buttons from pat's custom buttons and belts
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
i used my own slopers's strapless back instead of the included bodice back. i drafted my own lining and draped my own skirt. i added straps.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
i may sew something inspired by this design again - in fact, it definitely resembles my favorite make of 2012 - but i will be unlikely to use the entire pattern. still, having fitted the top, i will definitely keep it handy as a basis for other projects.
i think the design of the top and the use of the piping offer something unique and fun for a frosting wardrobe. personally, i am a huge fan, but the drafting of the pattern left a fair bit to be desired (to me, at least), and i am glad the hard work of fitting it is behind me!
full blog post and additional photos at puu's door of time.