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|Stretch & Sew: 1515 (Wrap Halter Dress) - Type:Dresses |
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|Reviewed by:||Speech girl|
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|Posted on:||2/24/13 1:19 PM |
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|Pattern Rating:||Highly Recommend |
|Fabric:||Polyester Knit [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: |
Vintage 1976 Wrap halter dress for knits. Two necklines-- straight or V neck (I made the straight version).
30-42 (bust measurements)
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, it looks like it stepped out of the 1970's.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes, and there were helpful diagrams and tips. One of the directions was written strangely as it references placing the tie next to the elastic, which isn't inserted until the next step, but it wasn't difficult to understand what to do.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I liked the simplicity of the style, I thought it would go well with the stash fabric I was trying to use up, and I wanted a casual dress.
Polyester knit. It had been in my stash for ages. I am not fond of sewing with or wearing polyester, but this is light enough and the dreams loose enough that I think it will be fine to wear. The fabric was okay to work with, didn't curl, but barely took a press.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
The only change I made was the direction of the wrap, as one of the back sides turned out nicer than the other-- I wanted the nicer side to show.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I would sew it again, although I have no plans to do so in the near future. I might make one in a different fabric for the beach. One suggestion in the pattern was to lengthen it to floor length--which would be lovely in the right fabric. I do recommend this pattern--very uncomplicated.
To me it's a very classic style--very 1970's of course but still classic. I am going to wear my dress with a t shirt underneath as the dress is quite backless. And like my dressform, I must wear a bra.
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