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|Butterick: 4789 (Maggy London Twist Top) - Type:Dresses |
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|Posted on:||8/12/13 9:47 PM |
|Last Updated:||8/22/13 7:05 AM|
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|Pattern Rating:||Recommend, with Modifications |
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|Fabric:||Double Knit [See other projects in this fabric]|
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Maggy London twist top, twist dress and pants.
I made the twist dress, view B.
I made the 14 but then used 1" SA at the side seams, so it was more like a "13".
I used the 12 at the shoulder seam.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
I like mine better--less cleavage!
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes, but I did not do all that narrow hemming and double stitched seaming...
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
The fact it only has two pattern pieces!
The fact that it had back darts
After my fixes below, love how the front neckline doesn't gape open when I'm sitting.
The back darts weren't enough for my swayback--I had to add a swayback tuck.
Also disliked how deep the cleavage was in the front, how wide the neckline was, and the V in the back...also How the front neckline wants to flip over and how there are "holes" in the front of the dress where the twist is formed..I made a muslin first and wound up changing all of that on the real deal (see below).
Eggplant colored RPL double knit. It's either from Gwen Couture in San Diego or Stone Mountain and Daughter in Berkeley. I just so happened to buy 2 yards of dark purple double knit at both places, 2 yards each, and I don't know which is which.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Several! It was sooo worth making a muslin. I wrote a series of blog posts outlining how I made many of these changes:
1. How I fixed the too-wide neckline and the too-deep V neck (front and back) in this post
2. How I did a swayback tuck where the edges of the swayback tuck met the underbust seam at the side seam, in this post
3. How I eliminated the "holes" in the front of the dress and stopped the front neckline edge from flipping over, in this post
4. How I cut out the dress in this post
5. How I chopped 4 inches off the bottom of the dress and hemmed the neckline and armholes in this post.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Hmmmm...I might make it again, maybe in a lighter color? Definitely recommend to others.
Super elegant looking dress! Love it! Got lots of nice comments about it at work and from friends. The twist top trend was at its peak several years ago, right? But go for it! This pattern is OOP but I got mine on either ebay or etsy.
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