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|Simplicity: 3607 (Girls Costumes) - Type:Kids(boys & girls) |
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|Posted on:||3/17/13 5:16 PM |
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|Pattern Rating:||Pattern OK, but did NOT work for Me |
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This is a vintage 1950's girl's dress pattern with weskit.
I made size 7, which was much too big for my 6 yr old daughter. This was entirely my fault because I should have paid closer attention to the measurements. However, even with it being too big, the weskit did not fit the size of the dress well, and I think my sewing was fairly accurate so I don't think it was my mistake. So what I mean is, the dress is uniformly too large through the bodice for my daughter, but the weskit is tighter than the dress through the waist and much larger than the dress bodice through the shoulders in the back. It's simply ill-fitted to even the dress.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I loved the pin tucks and box pleat. And I loved the weskit till she put it on and it looked so sloppy. And I was really mad because I took the time to hand embroider the weskit.
I have no idea. I bought the blue and green plaid from a garage sale for 50 cents. It's very stretchy but heavy, almost like a stretchy light denim. In fact, I didn't even have enough to cut out the pattern, so there's actually a seam through the box pleat in the front because I had to cut the front bodice piece out in two pieces instead of one. The weskit is a light corduroy.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I narrow-hemmed the skirt.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Maybe. But I doubt it.
So if you are going to make this, don't bother with the weskit, or fit the weskit to your daughter first. Also, I would lengthen the weskit a bit, so when your child is moving all over you don't see the bodice as much, (so the weskit and skirt overlap more). I would also lengthen the skirt, because the skirt would be awfully short as is--more like the picture 2 drawing on the envelope, rather than the two pictures of 1. It really wouldn't even come to the knee at all.
The full skirt
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