Girls' & Girls' Plus Dresses Project Runway Collection.
Girls' & girls' plus jumper or dress with rosette trim options and sleeve variations and vest. Pattern Sizing:
8-16.5 - I cut the size 8 and made some adjustments. Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes. Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes. What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love the overall shape of the dress, with it's curved front seams and those lovely front pockets. Also love the slightly A-line shape and the full sleeves with the pleats at the wrist opening.
The pattern includes a block to cut continuous binding to make the flat piping which is a nice idea. You could customise this dress in so many ways.
Not a dislike as such, but I felt the piping was not visible enough when inserted with the raw edges of the piping matching the raw edges of the fabric piece. I ended up moving the piping out so it was 1/4 inch away from the raw edge of the fabric piece, so it was more visible. This could have just been due to me using bulky corduroy fabric.
One other thing to note is that it is quite hard to do the sleeve hem on a sewing machine (at least I thought it was) due to the tiny wrist opening diameter. But, I managed it, so it is not impossible. Fabric Used:
Corduroy for the dress with a spotted quilting cotton for the piping and interior neck facing. Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Flat pattern alterations:
1. Shortened the sleeves by 4 inches.
2. Moved the waist up by 1.5 inches.
3. Took 2 inches off the length.
Ended up removing 0.5 inch from either side of the centre back seam before inserting the lapped zip. Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Maybe? and yes. Conclusion:
If you are looking for something different to the usual flouncy little girls style that can be customised in so many ways then check this pattern out.
More detailed pics on my blog sewmanju.wordpress.com