|Pattern Description: |
Misses’ Amazing Fit dress with individual pattern pieces for Slim, Average and Curvy Fit and A, B, C, D cup sizes.
6-14 and 16-24
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
I only completed the bodice this time, but the bodice did look like the pattern envelope. I wanted a fuller skirt so I did a self drafted dirndl skirt that I only gathered on the sides.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
For the most part. The instructions have you baste everything together, then do your fitting, and then take it apart to sew. I didn't do that. I made a muslin first, then put my final garment together. I also put it together in a different order since I did a self drafted skirt. The pattern has you attach the skirt to the front and back before doing the side seams. I completed my side seams and then attached my skirt. I also lined the skirt.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I didn't like the amount of ease included in the finished dress. I made up my muslin in a 22, which would have been my size according to my measurements. But once I finished it I had so much extra room that I had to go down a size. So be prepared, it has a lot of ease!
I used a basic black cotton for the bodice. I used a remnant of vintage Alfred Shaheen fabric for my skirt.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I made a different skirt. I did make this dress as is, but for this version I wanted a fuller skirt so I drafted my own gathered skirt. I also did an invisible zip instead of a lapped zipper for no other reason besides I know how to do an invisible zipper.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I've already made two versions, so I think I am done. I would recommend it to others.
This is a very flattering bodice and I love that it comes in different cup sizes so I didn't have to do my usual FBA. More pictures can be found on on my blog here