Pattern Description: A close fitting fully lined straight strapless dress with back zipper, back slit and boning in side seams. View B has a front band across the neckline. Shaped curved front bolero with long raglan sleeves.
Pattern Sizing: 8 - 20 I sewed sized 12
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Not quite like the wedding dress but yes. Dress with front band
Were the instructions easy to follow? the instructions were very clear.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I liked the simplicity of the dress and the shape and design of the bolero which just covers up shoulders and back. The bolero is made up of 3 pieces. The two sleeves pieces have a dart on the shoulder and extend to form the front curved bodice. The other side of the sleeve is joined to the one back piece.
Fabric Used: Dupion silk
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:. None other than reduce the lower side seams
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I probably won't sew this again but I would recommend it. I commented in the review for the red/white dress that I have now since found a dress Vogue 2481 which includes a pattern for a foundation bodice in a strapless dress which although I haven't tried it I think could be utilised in such a dress as this. Vogue 2481 Conclusion: A simple outfit, easy to make with opportunity for very different looks through wedding, formal and very casual depending on the fabric choice.
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