|Pattern Description: |
Lined, sleeveless dress has darted, fitted bodice, dropped waistline, inside belt, neckline bands, gathered skirt and side zipper. Either knee length or floor length.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Not really, I used the basics and modified the shoulder area to be more plain. I also cut the skirt in 6 panels (same as my last dress) to be more full. if you do that as well, give yourself another 2 yards of fabric.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
They were so easy, I didn't even use them! This is a seriously easy pattern, and an awesome piece for a beginner seamstress.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I LOVE this pattern, it's my second time using it. I plan to use it again for some funky vintage print fabric I have on hand as well.
Duchess Satin and Silk Chiffon embellished with sequins (OMG EXPENSIVE!).
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
The shoulder area was modified to fit what I needed in this dress (it is for a costume after all)
Mods made to shoulders
The skirt was cut in six panels and box pleated instead of gathered. This allowed for more fullness in the skirt, which just looks better.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
This is my second time using it, and i plan to use it again!
If you want a fun, 50's style swing skirt dress, this is a great pattern! I HIGHLY suggest making the skirt in six panels instead of four, and make sure you wear a swing petticoat underneath if short, and a hoop skirt/crinoline if long! This will give the proper shape to the garment so it looks more like the package.