|Pattern Description: |
Cute vintage inspired dress.
I cut a size 12 and sewed it up without modifications to see how it fit, which was much better than expected.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes. I only really made one mistake, which was totally my fault. I sewed on the yokes incorrectly, but it was in the middle of the night and I was tired and did not think nor read the instructions at that point. It was a pretty quick sew, apart from the button holes which took me a month of mental preparations, a few hours of half hearted trials on left over fabric and than I finished them all in one sitting of an hour.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
Like: Pretty dress, easy to put together. All pattern pieaces of managable sizes. Wearable as it was without major alterations.
Dislike: No pockets, I added my own to the side seams, which added a little more bulk on my hips than I prefer, so might try another pocket solution next time.
Old cotton bedding. It was unevenly faded and worn, but since the pattern pieces were or reasonable sizes it was pretty easy to place them on the fabric to avoid the worst parts.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I added selfdraftet pocket to the side seams. I sewed the sleeves on flat first and then side seam and arm seam in one go, the pattern specified side seam first and then set in sleeves. The shop only had 15 of the buttons I liked, so I only sewed in 15, the pattern called for 16.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes. I will start another right away and make the following changes:
The yokes are close together and high at the side/front of my neck, I will make a little more space for my neck on the next one.
Some sort of FBA, the fabric for boob cover is not enough, the front pieces around the waist area are pulled up a bit.
Shorten the back piece which blouses out a lot in the middle where the gathering is. It's a bit too long for me.
I also think I'll gather across a wider length, to make the gatherings less gathery, if you now what I mean.
I liked it!