|Simplicity: 1644 (Misses' Two Piece Dress) - Type:Coordinates |
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|Pattern Rating:||Highly Recommend |
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|Fabric:||Cotton - Quilting [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: Junior Misses' and Misses' Two-Piece Dress: The top is tucked at the underarm and darted at the back waistline. Scallops outline the extended shoulders and lower edge of the peplum. The skirt is seamed down the center front and back and joined to a waist band. Style I has a high, round neckline with a slash opening in front. Flower trim is optional. In Style II, the scooped-out neckline is edged with scallops.|
Pattern Sizing: Size 16, Bust 34
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, they are a bit fragmented, but all the information is there to find. There are not too many pieces to deal with, so the only complicated bits are getting the scallops trimmed and pressed into shape. I cut myself a cardboard "form" that follows the curve of the scallop shape to help get a smooth curve to press into place - it also ensures a consistent size scallop throughout the garment.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love the scallops! That is what first attracted me to the pattern. The skirt is a basic 1940s shape, but the blouse was too good to pass up!
The construction has the bottom edge closed, and a size zipper inserted from about an inch below the underarm to an inch from the bottom edge. This makes the piece challenging to get over the bust. If/when I make this again, I will leave the bottom edge open, and insert the zipper up-side-down so the entire size can be opened and easily put on.
*Quilting cotton leftover from this skirt.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: The only alteration made was to add 3/4" to the torso length (a standard alteration for me).
The scalloped edge could easily be evened out for a different and more staid look - I might try that as well at some point.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes, I will definitely be making this up again - I already have the skirt pieces cut out in a rayon blend. If you come across this pattern, I would highly recommend picking it up - it is very 1940s, but could also pass for a more contemporary design with the right fabric and styling.
Conclusion: I just love this design, and see quite a few more of these in my future!
More pictures may be found over on my blog, Lilacs & Lace.
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