|Vogue Patterns: 1136 (JACKET DRESSES) - Type:Dresses |
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|Pattern Rating:||Pattern OK, but did NOT work for Me |
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|Pattern Description: Dress has fitted, sleeveless bodice, straight skirt with pleated back, round neckline in front, applied bands in back, forming v-neckline and side zipper.|
Pattern Sizing: 14-20
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? It looked like the pattern after I took it in three times. I usually wear a size 14 top and bottom, but the bodice of this dress was way too big in a size 14. It might be the way I'm built, but I had a lot of trouble with the back. To see the sad tale, click here.
Were the instructions easy to follow? The instructions were easy to follow.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I loved the shoulder and the neckline of this dress and I really liked the pleated back detail.
Fabric Used: Rayon challis.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: The jacket for this patten fit fine in a size 14 after adjusting for my high waist. The skirt of this dress fit fine in a size 14. I had significant bodice fit issues. The back was ridiculous. I have a blow by blow of how I fixed it on my blog.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? This is a toughy. I do like the pattern and since I now know that I need to make a size 12--or smaller--on top and a size 14 on the bottom, I might sew it again...except that sewing this version left a mark. I really loved this fabric, but by the time I got done putting in the zipper and taking it out three times, I was a bit weary of this pattern.
Conclusion: The dress beat me up fit-wise, although I like the style. I had better luck with the jacket and will post about that experience soon.
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