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Simplicity: 1770 (Misses' Costumes) - Type:Costumes    printable version
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Reviewed by:Jenerationx
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Posted on:10/28/13 2:19 PM
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Pattern Rating:Easy & Great for Beginners
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Pattern Description:
Misses' cave woman, Egyptian, Native American and flapper girl costumes are easy to sew. Simplicity costume pattern.
Pattern Sizing:
Women's 8-20. I am a RTW 8, so I made a 12 in the body and cut the size 8 markings for the arm holes and shoulder since I'm short up there. I ended up having to take it in an inch on each side at the bust to make it more snug.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Even better!
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes, although I didn't follow them since I was using knit fabric and it is designed for wovens.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
It was perfect for my Wilma Flintstone costume for running in the Hershey Half Marathon
Fabric Used:
Supplex from Spandex House in NYC
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I turned and hemmed the armholes and added elastic to the neckline to make it more runner-friendly (instead of doing the facing). I also eliminated the zipper since I didn't need one with knit fabric.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
If I ever need another cave woman costume, yes.
Conclusion:
This came out exactly as I had hoped it would. It was pretty baggy around the neckline until I added the elastic all around. I just measured the neckline, subtracted 2 inches for the elastic measurement, and eased them together. Then I turned and hemmed the elastic under so it wouldn't be touching my skin. It worked great. For her signature necklace, I cut out a 2.5"x20" rectangle, sewed it up the long edge, stuffed 1.5" styrofoam balls into the tube, and hand-sewed gathering stitches to tighten up the fabric between the balls. Then I just cut it to the length I wanted and sewed a button and piece of 1/8" elastic in a loop for the buttonhole.

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BeckyW said...
Very cute!!
10/29/13 9:53 AM
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