|Vogue Patterns: 2880 (MISSES' DRESS) - Type:Formalwear |
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|Reviewed by:||Mary Themom|
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|Member since: 2/22/13 |
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|Posted on:||2/23/13 0:31 AM |
|Last Updated:||11/2/13 2:04 AM|
|Pattern Size:||Plus-Sized |
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|Pattern Rating:||Recommend, with Modifications |
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|Available for sale on PR: $27.50 (See envelope) |
|Fabric:||Nylon Chiffon [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: This is a romantic, draped, asymmetrical evening gown. |
Pattern Sizing: I purchased a 16/18/20, but significantly altered the bodice to fit my 36GG chest. This was VERY difficult since the bodice was asymmetrical so each side had to be redesigned, plus there were a lot of layers (foundation, lining, and fabric).
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? I was trying to copy another dress and this was the only asymmetrical, wrapped dress pattern I could find so I changed it quite a bit.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, but there were a LOT of them! This is definitely not a beginner's project, but if you follow the directions exactly and don't need to make alterations/tweaks then it's not so difficult.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? The foundation layer turned out to be unnecessary, altering all the different pieces was very time consuming, the shoulder straps were too long and too narrow, and the asymmetrical line across my hip was VERY unflattering.
Fabric Used: I made this three times, the first two times were in cheap, polyester lining fabric because I didn't want to waste time making a pattern in muslin, and was thinking I could use the mock ups for date night or something.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I removed the ruffles and the lacing. I doubled the width of the shoulder strap, and angled it higher so it was more on the shoulder - at the same time raising the neckline for more coverage. The asymmetrical seam at the hip was removed and blended into one long column drape instead of the original mermaid style. Also adding a slit in the skirt from the bottom of the hip gather. Made the dress full length instead of an asymmetrical hem.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I won't sew it again because I felt the asymmetrical line at the hip was really unflattering. I might recommend it to someone who wanted to give an illusion of curves at the hip (where I need NO help at all).
Conclusion: If you want to see more pictures and details about this project, you can check it out on my blog.
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