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|StyleArc: Jessica Dress (Jessica Dress) - Type:Dresses |
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|Posted on:||9/21/13 2:28 AM |
|Last Updated:||9/21/13 2:32 AM|
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|Pattern Rating:||Highly Recommend |
|Fabric:||Poly-Lycra Knit [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: Great easy to wear pull on knit jersey dress with up to the minute twist front feature that is flattering and eye catching.|
This dress can be worn to the office then add a piece of your favourite jewellery then you're ready to party!
Pattern Sizing: individually sized patterns - pattern range is from Australian RTW size 4 to size 30
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes - I thinks so, but I did use a print instead of a solid
Were the instructions easy to follow? Stylearc provide more of an order of construction, but this pattern also had a page of really great picture diagrams to help with the twist. This really helped and once I made the twist the rest of the instructions were really easy to follow, or easy to puzzle out if you are a beginner.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? This dress is gorgeous on. It is really flattering and very easy to make. The twist is the only tricky part and if you pay attention to the diagrams is not that difficult. The dress came together very quickly. No dislikes.
Close up of the twist
Fabric Used: I used a polyester lycra knit from fabric.com. I ummed and ahhed on my fabric choice, knowing a solid knit would really show off the twist to it's full affect, but it is just starting to warm up now and I think nothing says spring like a bold floral print!! Besides, I figured if the knit turned out to be clingy, the pattern would disguise any bumps (I have never lined a dress and wouldn't have known where to even begin). Turns out the fabric draped beautifully, and I like how the dress turned out in the print. It's a little loud but I love colour, and I am glad I used this fabric - I originally earmarked it for a maxi but didn't have quite enough.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I did not make any design changes but I did end up shortening the twist to hug the body more tightly - just don't want any wardrobe malfunctions. I also used clear elastic to stabilize the shoulder seams and this was not called for in the instructions.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I would highly recommend this pattern. If you have been considering Stylearc patterns this is a great first pattern to try. I was nervous at first trying a one size only pattern but I have had a few wadders with the big 4 and it was getting disheartening to be so hit and miss with fit. Order your RTW size and you can't go wrong. I am proud to support an Aussie company too.
Conclusion: I am on the Stylearc bandwagon and I have already ordered some more patterns. The Jessica dress is super flattering, very easy to put together and highly recommend this pattern. I am already planning this dress again in red, or maybe white?
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