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|McCall's: 9172 (1-hour) - Type:Easy to Sew |
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|Pattern Rating:||Recommend, with Modifications |
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|Fabric:||Cotton-Poly Knit [See other projects in this fabric]|
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Misses' "one-hour" dress in two lengths
Mine is a 6.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Not so much.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
This is indeed a very easy dress and so I didn't really read the instructions.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I was attracted to the envelope drawings because they closely resemble a favorite rtw linen dress I already own. As drafted, it is simple and quick, so that's certainly something to like. I defininitely did not love the initial shapeless result.
This is a poly-cotton lacy knit from fabric.com. I bought 2.5 yards and it shrunk like crazy. I originally had plenty to do this dress for me and a simple t-shirt style dress for dd. Now, dd may be getting a little top.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I sewed this up in a 6 but did taper out to 3/8" SAs at the hip. I usually sew an 8 -10-10. I have never had to alter darts, but I had to raise these points by 3/4". I used a french curve to redraw the seam lines at the waist - Upon first fitting, it looked more like a pretty pink potato sack than a dress. Taking over an inch out of the waist helped significantly. I thought a little D-ring self-belt would finish it off, but wasn't pleased with the "gathered" effect that resulted around the waist. I lightly basted 2 front and 2 back darts but the added structure didn't suit the feel of the dress. So, darts removed, I again reshaped the waist, taking out an additional 1/4"; 5" removed from the waist in all, but with a very satisfactory result.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Weeks ago, I bought a beautiful challis with this pattern in mind. Now, I think I'll reserve the challis for something else as this pattern is just too simplified for me.
After all my tweaking and playing, I'm happy with my bright spring dress, but I think the pattern is destined to collect dust from now on.
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