|Pattern Description: |
Loose-fitting, wrap robe has shawl collar, bias inside ties, back tucks with tie ends, side pockets, bias loops, and stitched hems. A: sleeve bands. Close-fitting, bias camisole or slip has shoulder straps, seamed (lined C,D) bodice, front yokes, elasticized upper back, and narrow hem. All have bias binding, armhole E extends into shoulder straps. Semi-fitted, bias panties (below waist) have elastic waist. Purchased trim A,C,E,E,F.Charmeuse, Crepe de Chine, Jersey.
For this review I made view F. Here in the UK we call them french knickers (which sounds so much more interesting that bias panties!).
6-14 on the envelope I bought.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes, just dont try following the instructions for sewing the crotch after 10 in the evening when tired. It won't help you one little bit....(stitch ripper moment).
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
Quick. Easy. Not too many pattern pieces. In short, a very doable project which is feminine and pretty.
Cotton lawn, with embroidered hem. I love this kind of delicate weave and the instant I saw it I thought of this project. I decided cut the embroidered hem off, and reattach instead of using lace.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
As above, used embroidered hem instead of lace. This changed the sewing method a bit and I used a 1cm seam allowance to attach it, then under stitched.
Sized up the pattern to a 16 for my waist and hips (not hard to do if your top half is smaller than the next envelope up like me).
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
It uses more fabric than conventional knickers, but I think they look lovely, so yes.
Easy project, they fit well and I intend to make slip E with some lovely polka dot fabric.