Pattern Description: MISSES' DRESS: Dress has ruffles, semi-fitted, lined bodice and inset, raised waist and back zipper. A: self-lined sleeves. A and B: semi-fitted skirt and stitched hem. C: lined sleeves and narrow hem.
I made View B
Pattern Sizing: 6 - 10. I made an 8 upper bodice and 10 lower bode
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, although I made several changes.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I adore the neckline ruffle, raised waistline and fitted bodice.
Fabric Used: Coton/Polyester taffeta from Tessuti
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I made several.
1. inserted invisible zipper
2. lined the entire dress instead of jus the upper bodice
3. Trimmed an inch from the shoulder width
Adding an invisible zipper and lining the entire dress resulted in major construction changes. The pattern is designed to sew the zipper on top of the bodice lining. I preferred my zipper to be placed in between the fashion fabric and lining. This changed the construction order, but I'm glad I took the time to figure it out.
I sewed the lower bodice lining separately and attached it by hand to the upper bodice as the final piece.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I adore this pattern and hope to sew it one more time.
Conclusion: This could be my favorite pattern of 2013!
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