|Simplicity: 1699 (Misses' ) - Type:Coordinates |
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|Reviewed by:||DeJa Chic|
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|Posted on:||3/3/13 8:52 PM |
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|Pattern Rating:||Great Wardrobe Builder |
|See other patterns in this category: Dresses Tops Coat/Jacket Suits / Separates Pants |
|Available for sale on PR: $18.95 (See envelope) |
|Fabric:||Silk Georgette [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|I fell in love with this pattern when I first saw it at my local fabric shoppe and I was lucky enough to be in there on a day when Simplicity patterns were on sale for $2.50! |
Pattern Description: Misses' and miss petite fit and flare dress or peplum top has princess-seamed bodice, short raglan sleeves, waistline seam and back zipper. Collarless jacket has 3/4 sleeves and braid trim. Straight leg pants have side zipper.
Exposed zipper, uneven nape-line
Pattern Sizing: 8-24
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, except I didn't use the "Peter Pan".
Were the instructions easy to follow? Instructions for the top (view B) were very straight forward and easy to follow. There are many helpful tips and a reference guide to help you if you run into language you are unfamiliar with.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I really like the peplum on the top; many others I have seen have peplums that are highly exaggerated and I'm happy to say, for my taste, this amount of flare is just perfect!
I don't like collars. I think maybe this has to do with a childhood where collars were part of the school uniform, but unless they are on a button up shirt, I'll do without them for the most part.
Fabric Used: As with most of the fabrics available at Fabricville, the bolt said "unknown fiber" and so my answer can only be that it is silky smooth on the front with a little sheen and kind of a rough texture on the back. It frays like crazy, so, it's woven. Right? I don't know.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I didn't add the peterpan collar, I'll artfully (yea right) sewed the back darts facing out and I got funky with an exposed zipper. Oh, and I used some leftover bias tape to finish the hem.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes, absolutely. I love this top. Even though the nape doesn't line up (why do I always have this problem?). Even though the fraying drives me bananas (where can I find this - fray check - in Montreal!). I love it and can't wait to make the dress (view A).
Conclusion: This is a great combination of patterns and I can see this made heavier or lighter depending on the season.
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