|My short blog post on this project can be found here.|
My previous blog post on my first version of this dress can be found here.
The freedom of femininity. A soft flowy maxi dress pattern with plenty of options to choose from: halter top, godet back, and a tank top. The pattern includes full size pattern pieces, glossary of terms, and illustrated instructions in color.
Size 2-18. I used an 8 which is 35/26.5/36.5. My own measurements are 33.25 HB, 36-36.5 FB, 27-27.5 Waist, and 35 Hip.
The size I used worked out great, and most knits are forgiving of measurement differences.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, but I made the design change of using a lace skirt with the dress bodice by splitting the pattern and adding seam allowances.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes, great booklet, great color pics and illustrations. Super armhole and neckline binding finish.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
Same as my previous review:
Super fast, super easy project for Intermediate and Adv. Sewists with a classy, yet casual style. Also would be a great project for a Beginner as well.
Black rayon/lycra, source: Spandex House in NYC
Black stretch lace, source: Spandex World in NYC
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
New to this review:
Splitting the pattern so I had a short dress with a long lace skirt.
From my previous review today:
I was forewarned by other reviewers that the shoulder straps were very narrow and the front neckline was low. Therefore, I made sure the finished straps would be 1" wide and raised the front neckline about a 1/2" (maybe 1"--can't remember the exact amount).
I also lengthened the dress by several inches "just in case". I'm about 5'7" and wanted to make sure there was enough length because some knits have more vertical stretch than others. In retrospect, I ended cutting off most of what I added, but it's definitely better to be safe than sorry.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes, and yes.
Love. This. Pattern. It's a WINNER! I can blubber on all day about this pattern.