Sewing Patterns, Pattern Review, Sewing Classes, Sewing Machines and Sewing Machine Reviews!
Platinum Sponsor: Stylish Fabric
Over 20,000 of high quality reorderable fabric

[SIGNUP - FREE Membership & 1 FREE Sewing Lesson ]
[Sewing Classes|Shopping Bag Your Shopping Bag|Login|Help]
Sewing Review and Pattern Reviews Sewing Knowledge Base Sewing Patterns Sewing Classes & Sewing Lessons Sewing Machine & Embroidery Machinery Sewing Message Boards Sewing merchants Blog Help/FAQ About Pattern Review
Enter your e-mail address:




Advanced Search
Tags
New to PR?
Sewing Machines
Compare Sewing Machines
Sewing Machine & Serger Reviews
Embroidery Machines
Sewing Reviews
Sewing Patterns
Review Gallery
Sewing Books
Sewing Supplies
Sewing Websites
Sewing Stores
Sewing Class Reviews
Sewing Expo Reviews
Sewing Tips & Techniques
Sewing Podcasts
NEW!Fabric Glossary
Sewing Review RequestsAdd a Review Request
Your Account
Edit Profile
My Page
Favorites
Wish List
Pattern Catalog
Notifications
Friends of PR
Join Friends of PR
Find a member
Deal Corner
Photo Album
Calendar
Chat Room
Chat Schedule
Chat Transcripts
Sewing Classifieds
Add a Classified
Sewing Contests
enter contest
contest report
contest gallery
Favorite Links
reviews with comments
merchant gallery
article archive
newsletter archive
Craft Resources
contact info
shipping rates
returns & refunds
testimonials
Platinum Sponsor - Stylish Fabric
Stylish Fabric
Simplicity: 2308 (Misses' ) thumbsup - Type:Dresses    printable version
Viewed 43 times 8 more reviews
Review rated Very Helpful by 1 people   
Reviewed by:Jenerationx
photo
About Jenerationx
CT
Member since: 2/20/07
Reviews written: 12
Sewing skills:Beginner
patterns reviewed: 12
Bio: more...
Report a problem with this review
Posted on:10/29/13 1:39 PM
Project Photo:Simplicity: 2308 by Jenerationx

Pattern Photo:Simplicity 2308
Simplicity Pattern Info

More Info provided by Jenerationx

Pattern Rating:Highly Recommend
See other patterns in this category: Dresses    Formalwear    
Current Tags What is a Tag:
Fabric:Polyester Knit  [See other projects in this fabric]
Related Links  
Click on to add a link
Pattern Description:
Misses' & Miss petite sewing pattern for day or evening dresses in two lengths with sash.
Pattern Sizing:
Women's 6-22. I cut the 12 for my RTW-size 8-friend.
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?
The chest pleats were a little confusing, but I figured them out eventually.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I loved the neckline design. It was exactly what I needed for my friend's Betty Rubble running costume. I didn't want her to have to run in a necklace that could potentially bounce around and be bothersome.
Fabric Used:
Supplex from Spandex House in NYC
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Since I used a very stretchy knit, I eliminated the zipper, the neck closure, and the neck interfacing to make it so it would slip over her head. I basically cut out two full necklines, hemmed each one, and made a sandwich out of neckline, dress body, and neckline, and sewed them together. I also turned and hemmed the armholes instead of using a facing.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I don't think so, but she said it was really comfy to run in, so you never know!
Conclusion:
This was a great, quick pattern for my friend's costume. I didn't have to make any fit adjustments at all, which is nice when you're making something for someone that lives 500 miles away. FYI, my costume (Wilma) is Simplicity 1770 and I reviewed it separately.
thumbsup Pattern with more than 5 reviews!
Merchants on PR
Elliott Berman Textiles
Fabrics for Greater Ideas
Deals!
Gwyn Hug
Fabric Shopping Help!
Deals!
Lanetzliving Vintage Sewing Patterns
Vintage Sewing Patterns
Deals!
<< Previous      Next >>
2 Comments      Login to Add a Comment
JEF said...
This is the cutest thing ever! What race was she running in?
10/30/13 4:12 PM
Jenerationx said...
We ran the Hershey Half Marathon in them. They were surprisingly comfy to run in!
10/31/13 10:39 AM
Login
Online Sewing Classes
Serging Ahead with your 5 Thread Serger
Fee: $29.00
(Regular $49.00)
Serging Ahead with your 5 Thread Serger

Online Sewing Classes
Clone Your Favorite Garment
Fee: $19.99
(Regular $49.00)
Clone Your Favorite Garment

McCall's 6355
photo
Review by Rustybobn on 12/7/11
Read Review

Favorite Things Blossoms & Bloomers Pattern
Favorite Things Blossoms & Bloomers Pattern

Details
Price: $14.00
Add to Bag Add to Bag

J Stern Designs Womens Jeans Pattern
J Stern Designs Womens Jeans Pattern

Details
Price: $20.00
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Oliver + S Apple-Picking Dress Digital Pattern (Size 5-12)
Oliver + S Apple-Picking Dress Digital Pattern (Size 5-12)

Details
Price: $15.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Peek-A Boo Avery Jacket Digital Pattern ( Size 3 mo -8 years )
Peek-A Boo Avery Jacket Digital Pattern ( Size 3 mo -8 years )

Details
Price: $7.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

KnipMode Magazine 08-2010-03 Blouse
photo
Review by treefrog on 10/24/11
Read Review

Vogue 8824 Pattern ( Size XSM-SML-MED )
Vogue 8824 Pattern ( Size XSM-SML-MED )

Details
Price: $22.50
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Oliver + S Music Box Jumper Pattern ( Size 5-12 )
Oliver + S Music Box Jumper Pattern ( Size 5-12 )

Details
Price: $15.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag


Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.
Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Contact Us