|Simplicity: 1880 (Misses' Dresses ) - Type:Dresses |
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|Pattern Rating:||Highly Recommend |
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|Fabric:||Linen Blend [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: Misses Dress with sleeve and bodice variations|
Pattern Sizing: P5 (12-20)
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.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I liked that this pattern allowed for change and the skirt was fabulous.
Fabric Used: I used a silk blend linen.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: Here is the good stuff. I did not do any alterations to the pattern because I went strictly by the size (16). However, I did not think when I tried the bodice on that I would have the tightness that I got. I think the pleats got to me and made me think that there would be enough room to wiggle with, but it wasn't. So, I took the pleats out and used gathers instead. I gathered the shoulders, the front and back at the waist. I used the notches as guides because that would have been the placement for the pleats. I had to let the sleeve and the armhole out --about 1/4"--to accommodate for my broad back and larger biceps (arms). I did the same for the bodice sides. On the side with the zipper, I completely left it open to install the invisible zipper and completed this step almost last.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Oh,,YES.. I am going to have to make at least 2 more of these. Yes, I recommend this pattern to anyone who loves shirt dresses.
Conclusion: I loved the way my dress turned out. The pattern will run a little small for us larger sized girls (sleeves and back). I had not anticipated that there would be any challenges and if this was all that there was,,,, BRING IT. LOL...Great pattern..
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