|Pattern Description: |
This is tricky, because I Frankensteined three patterns together-- the back and armholes from Butterick 5919, the front bodice from Simplicity 4070, and the skirt from Butterick 150. The end result is a high-waisted, sleeveless dress with a sweetheart neckline, front and back cutouts, and a full, above-the-knee skirt.
I cut twelves for all three patterns, but was kind of inconsistent with my seam allowances to get it to fit.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Not really, since I made so many modifications. It looked the way I wanted it to look!
Were the instructions easy to follow?
I ignored them for the most part and kind of just self-faced everything on the bodice. I did take a look at the instructions for the gathers on the back, and those were fine.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
They were really easy to modify. The sizing between the Simplicity and the Buttericks also seemed consistent, conveniently enough.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
It addition to the whole bricolage thing, I also shortened the bodice, added an interfaced waistband, shortened the skirt, and added a waist stay. I also lowered the neckline-- the high cut of the original Butterick 5919 felt really uncomfortable to me.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I'm really glad this experiment worked! I like the look of front cutouts, so I might do this again-- combining the strapless sweetheart bodice with the neckline and armholes of a different pattern.