|By Hand London: Elisalex Dress (Elisalex Dress) - Type:Dresses |
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|Posted on:||6/2/13 11:04 PM |
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|Pattern Rating:||Highly Recommend |
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|Fabric:||Lace [See other projects in this fabric]|
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Pattern is a dress with a princess seam bodice with short sleeves, long sleeves or sleeveless. The skirt has two pleats in the front and two pleats in the back and is an exaggerated tulip shape.
Standard, I used size 8 / 12.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes it looked like the picture but fancier as my dress was for my wedding
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Instructions were easy to follow. I did deviate from the instructions by sewing the lining to the main fabric of the bodice by stay stitching at the stitch line of both the main and the lining pieces, clipping into the curves, catchstitching the seam allowances down and then doing the same with the lining on top.
I used this method as the dress ended up 4 layers thick and it would have been difficult to use the method (turning inside out) described in the instructions.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I loved the shape though I did have to slim the skirt sides as I was too petite to carry that much volume. I did not like the fact that when I inserted the sleeves in to the muslin the sleeve would pull the shoulder and neckline down and be very uncomfortable.
I tried to fix this by adding both length and width to the sleeve at the cap area but it didn't work. I ended up doing the sleeveless version instead but I would have loved to wear the short sleeve version.
Polyester satin (for body), silk organza underlining, lace and cotton voile for lining.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Petite adjustment, take in at top of front princess seams, added to the width for at the waist, forward shoulder adjustment, swayback adjustment and narrow of skirt sides.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I would sew it again if I could figure out how to adjust the sleeves.
The skirt is big but if you are a fan of Balenciaga's 60's designs then you will love this pattern. Adjustments are fairly easy if you have experience with adjustment of princess seams and the final dress is very professional.
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