|Pattern Description: |
City dress with overcut shoulders and small pleats at the neck edge.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
The instructions were very easy to follow. This is a very quick, uncomplicated dress, with no time-consuming details.
I used a black and white print rayon from Joann Fabrics. For the lining, I used white bemberg.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I added a side zip and a lining. I also added two inches to the length and decreased the circumference of the armhole.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I will not be sewing this one again. I prefer a dress that is more fitted around the torso and bust, which I knew this one was not, but I wanted to give it a shot anyway. You never know for sure how something will look on you until you try it. Right? Well, I tried it and it is okay, but it is not my preferred ‘look’. The pattern description states that this dress conceals a large bust and heavy upper arms. I don’t have a large bust, but if you do and you want to conceal it, this would be the pattern to sew. As for heavy upper arms, yes, I have those but I’m not so sure it concealed them.
I now know that the style of garments I’ve been sewing are the correct style for my body type and fit preference. While I like the dress itself, I’m not so comfortable wearing it out and about. Don’t get me wrong, it is a very comfortable dress as far as fit. I’m just not comfortable with a looser upper body garment and tighter lower body garment. It is considerably more fitted around the hip and thigh area and much more generous in the upper body area than what I usually wear. In these photos, I am wearing a belt with the dress to give it a bit of shape.