|Simplicity: 1880 (Misses' Dresses ) - Type:Dresses |
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Simplicity Pattern Info
|Pattern Rating:||Mediocre Pattern |
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|Fabric:||Rayon Poly Woven [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Though I' m happy with the final outcome, there were a couple of things about the pattern that made the construction, in the end, timely.|
1) the actual waistline of this dress is 3/4" down in the skirt. So even though the girl in the yellow dress looks like the waist of the dress is at her natural waist, it's actually almost an inch highter. So if you are long waisted at all, the bodice will feel high. Make sure you measure the actual pattern first to see if it is going to be long enough.
I had to add a waistband to get the length I needed.
2) there is a problem with the skirt pattern. It hangs in folds at the front and back seam. Looks like a gaucho skirt. Going back and looking at the pattern I discovered that the center of the skirt patterns measures a full 1" longer than the center and side seams. I ended up taking out the waist seam, using my French ruler I cut a half moon shape off the top of each panel. The depth i took out in the center of the panel was about 5/8" because doing a whole 1" seemed like too much curve. Though not perfect, it did add a better fall to the skirt.
If making this pattern again, I would use a different skirt pattern, without a seam in the front or back, unless I needed the seam for the design (like chevron stripes). Even then, I would fine a different skirt pattern to use.
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