|New Look: 6071 (Workroom from Project Runway, misses' knit dress or top.) - Type:Dresses |
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|Reviewed by:||becca a|
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|Posted on:||2/9/13 1:56 PM |
|Last Updated:||2/9/13 11:54 PM|
|Pattern Size:||Regular Petite |
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|Pattern Rating:||Easy & Great for Beginners |
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|Available for sale on PR: $4.49 (See envelope) |
|Fabric:||Ponte Knit [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: This is a Project Runway pattern with a clever criss-cross at the bodice. There are options with or without sleeves.|
Pattern Sizing: Sizes 8 - 18. I made size 10.
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? The instructions are quite clear and logical with the exception of telling you to set in the sleeves rather than sew them in flat. Why do pattern companies tell you to do it the hard way with knits?
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love the criss-cross at the bodice. It is cleverly designed and quite simple to do. It is also fun to work on a project that comes together so quickly. Of course the only thing I dislike about the pattern is also the center of the crossed bodice--the pattern doesn't tell you how to finish this area neatly on the inside.
Edited to add: The V-neck fits well. It stays in place and doesn't gape.
Fabric Used: A ponte knit from EOS. It is knit from black and white threads so the effect is grey. I believe this is a rayon-nylon-lycra blend but I don't keep good records of what I order, so I am not entirely sure about the fiber content. I selected a heavier knit both for warmth and to avoid the clinginess of lighter weight knits, however this does make the center seam of the criss-cross quite thick. I had to tack it into place by hand rather than use my machine--with all that thickness I was afraid of having trouble controlling the fabric in the machine.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I reduced the length at the size adjustment lines on the pattern just above the waist by 1-1/4" on the front and the back. After sewing up the dress I realized that the back neck was standing away from my neck, so I took in the center back neck by @ 1/2" tapering to nothing mid-back. I also shortened the sleeves by 1/2" and took a deeper sleeve hem by 1/2" for a total of 1" shorter. These are all standard adjustments for me. If I make it again, I will take in the back neck before sewing on the binding. I found the arms a bit too wide, particularly at the wrists, so I took them in tapering slowly down to the wrist. I took in the wrist by 3/4" tapering to 0" at the underarm seam.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I may sew it again, although my husband isn't a fan of the crossed bodice style, so maybe not. It is a distinctive style, so I don't need another one immediately. Several others here on PR have made lovely dresses with this pattern. I highly recommend it.
Conclusion: I have loved this style ever since it was released a couple of years ago and I have admired the lovely versions made by other sewists on PR, particularly Kyle's. I'm glad to finally got it together to sew up this version.
Looking at these pictures I see that I need to buckle down and learn to do a sway back adjustment.
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