Dress (close-fitting through bust) has cut-in armholes, shaped princess seams, back zipper and narrow hem. The side slits can either be left open or use a contrast fabric.
This is my second version. I did the first version in woven (My review).
This time I did it as a summer stretch top in lycra knit.
I sewed size 18. I'm US 14, UK 14/16, DE 44
Were the instructions easy to follow?
My first version I went by the drawings, this time I just sewed it my own way.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
Cool styling! I've seen this on a few RTW designer dresses lately.
Drafted well, everything went together OK
It's easy to draft out those side vents if you don't like them, or they are too hard.
I can't figure out why they added a CF seam even though it's a straight line. Please draft this out in your version unless you intend to do color-blocking there.
Cotton lycra prints Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Regular adjustment: short-waist, sway back. Unregular: The neckline went way to high, so I cut off 1.5 inches.
I cut it off to make a top instead.
I added contrast orange piping
I drafted out the side vents on this version
Next time I could leave some of the fullness out of the hips at the side front/back seams. Mine flares out too much
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
This is my second version already. I will sew this again because you can do so many different version with color blocking or fabric types Conclusion:
I love both of my versions I would only recommend this style to smaller busted ladies. C cup might be pushing it for this pattern.
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