|Pattern Description: |
Pullover dress has fitted, mock wrap bodice, shoulder ties, elasticized shoulders and raised (seamed) waist, fitted, narrow hem, thread carriers and self belt.
8 to 24
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
I thought the instructions were good.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
the bodice, nice full skirt
a jersy knit from Mood Fabrics
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I added 1" to the bodice, eliminated the self-fabric tie belt. I also omitted the elastic in the shoulders, never could get it to look right.
Now let's talk about this bodice, I did not want any gaping in the v-neck, so I serged 3/8" elastic to the raw edge of the bodice neckline. I subtracted 3" from front measurement and the back measurement. When I talk about the measurement, it is the flat pattern measurement minus the seam allowances. To finish the front edges, I turned the raw edge under and used my coverstitch to hem the edge. The elastic was the perfect solution, it keeps the bodice close to my body and no gaping open.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I might next year, one new maxi for now is enough for me.
I love my maxi it is gorgeous and so fun to wear.
more pics on my blog