|Vogue Patterns: 1353 (Misses'/Misses' Petite Dress) - Type:Dresses |
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|Posted on:||9/15/13 3:16 AM |
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|Pattern Rating:||Recommend, with Modifications |
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|Available for sale on PR: $32.00 (See envelope) |
|Fabric:||Cotton Sateen [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: |
It is a lined dress with front neckline pleats, close-fitting bodice (slightly above waist), pleated skirt, thread loops and invisible back zipper.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, except different fabric makes a difference.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
The instructions were good.
The cutting layout is confusing, be careful. I cut the skirt on the WRONG side of the fabric like all the other patterns. But with this pattern it's cut on the RIGHT side! So as you can imagine my skirt pleats turn out to be in a different direction.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
More photos are on My Blog.
Like all the other reviews, I like the pleats on the skirts and the neckline. I actually quite like the hem facing. I think it's worth doing.
I agree with sunnysewer's review. The width of the shoulder straps is very wide. It's a big problem for me as I have narrow shoulders. When I push my shoulders forward, there is a big gap on my neckline. I tried to fix it on the fitting muslin but it became too hard and I eventually gave up.
Cotton Sateen with 4% spandex. My only regret is the print doesn't show the neckline pleats well.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Like sunnysewer said, the back is too wide. I took in the centre back seam a lot.
I did a small bust adjustment on the princess seams. I extended the darts on the back bodice.
For the skirt lining, I used gathering instead of pleats.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
If I am lucky enough to find the right fabric I will sew it again.
It was my first time to sew a vogue pattern. I like how professional they intend the garment to be. Beginners can take on this challenge to improve their skills.
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