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|New Look: 6557 (Misses Dresses) - Type:Dresses |
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|Member since: 5/19/13 |
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|Posted on:||6/25/13 6:08 PM |
|Last Updated:||6/26/13 2:23 AM|
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|Pattern Rating:||Highly Recommend |
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|Available for sale on PR: $4.49 (See envelope) |
|Fabric:||Cotton [See other projects in this fabric]|
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Sundress with bodice variations. I made view B
This pattern does appear to run big - according to the envelope, I should have been a 12 grading to 14 at the hips. This was far too large when I made the test garment. For the real dress, I cut a 10 everywhere except the armscye (which I left at 12 to account for my bust) and the hip, where I graded out to a 12. It was still pretty roomy at the hip, so I might even have gotten away with a 10 there also.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
They were easy enough for a complete beginner like myself to follow. The step where you attach the facing is a little more complex, as other reviewers have mentioned, but the picture makes it easier to understand. I did look up my sewing reference book for some additional information and photos on techniques such as gathering and adding zips, as I was completely unfamiliar with them.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I really liked the bodice/midriff design, and the fact that it was straightforward enough to work as a first pattern.
I disliked that the size guide on the back didn't quite match up with the size of the finished piece - cutting the size according to my measurements and the guide on the back resulted in a test muslin that was too big.
I used a cotton print, with a thin polycotton fabric for the lining.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I did make a few alterations to help with the fit. My test muslin had a bit of gaping at the armscyes, so I added an armscye dart to each side. I also took the suggestion from some other reviewers to sew the neckline and armscye seams with a 3/8" seam allowance, to raise the neckline slightly and make the straps wider. I increased the height of the back by 1/4" to compensate for this change, and I also moved the straps in at the back by 1/2" to make sure that they covered my bra straps. These alterations worked perfectly for my shape - I had no gappiness at all in the bodice, and the fit was very comfortable.
I added a lining to the skirt (I made it the same way as the outer skirt and attached it at the waist seam). As I'm short (5'4"), I also needed to take quite a bit off of the bottom of the dress.
I left out the tie belt as I ran out of time to do it. I suspect it might have gotten lost in the busyness of my fabric in any case.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I'd definitely make this again. It was fun to make and a great learning experience for me.
This was my first foray into dressmaking. I have a bit of quilting experience, so am familiar with using a sewing machine, but many garment sewing techniques are new to me. I did make a test muslin to check the fit, and this needed adjusting for the real deal, but I'm so pleased that my first pattern resulted in a garment that I was happy wearing. I wore this out to a family wedding and received compliments on it.
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