|Simplicity: 1818 (Misses' Costume) - Type:Costumes |
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|Posted on:||9/6/13 2:22 PM |
|Last Updated:||9/20/13 5:49 PM|
Simplicity Pattern Info
|Pattern Rating:||Difficult, but great for Advanced Sewers |
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|Available for sale on PR: $17.95 (See envelope) |
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|Fabric:||Cotton Sateen [See other projects in this fabric]|
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| Design Background: We are doing a werewolf of London play. One of the actresses is suppose to be a high born posh lady. As we do a Christmas Carol, and Sherlock Holmes often we have many common ladies dresses, but few fancy. I am making the bodice off this pattern and pairing it with S1819 skirt. Let's see how this turns out |
Pattern Description: Misses Civil War costume with trim variations, separate sleeves and collared shirtwaist.
Pattern Sizing: My Actress is oddly sized. She is a 34 waist but is also a 34DD. This means she would need a 14 with a FBA but a 20 for her waist and un adjusted bust. I am doing a mock up in 20 and decide on sizing from there.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Pending
Were the instructions easy to follow? Pending
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? Pending
Found Odd: They have a bust pad. I get that you might need a bustle padd, but a bust pad? Apparently it is to be inserted next to the arm hole in the front to help fill in the space that is left after using period corsets.
Fabric Used: Stash fabric. I got my hands on 8 yards of this plumy cotton sateen fabric.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I am not doing the skirt from this patten just the bodice. I also only did lining in the sleeves. I didn't do the boning so adding it didn't seem nessasary.
Construction notes: I would SERIOUSLY recommend doing a mock up on this jacket. My first thought for the proper size for her was a size 20, turns out she was a 14 in the back and a 20 in the front. Also, doing a full bust adjustment on this pattern is a NIGHTMARE. It is possible, but there is much swearing involved. My recommendation is do to a mock up, and from the mock up adjust the pattern. You will save your sanity somewhat that way.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I will sew it again, but it may not be my favorite for large busted women.
Conclusion: Very nice fit, nice lines, could be difficult for beginning sewers especially if you have never done boning, or two piece sleeves.
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