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Simplicity: 2250 (misses dresses ) thumbsup - Type:Dresses    printable version
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Posted on:11/26/13 7:57 PM
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Simplicity: 2250 by jorth  Simplicity: 2250 by jorth  
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Pattern Rating:Difficult, but great for Advanced Sewers
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Fabric:Cotton - Quilting  [See other projects in this fabric]
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Pattern Description: Dress with pleats and darts in bodice, gathered and pleated skirts with pockets, elasticised back with ties above zipper.

Pattern Sizing:I made size 8

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?Yup!

Were the instructions easy to follow?No - this was a very tricky pattern, with a lot of bodice detailing to complete. Rather hard for a spatially challenged gal like myself!

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?The fit isn't brilliant, and it was a lot of work for a result that I wouldn't say knocked my socks off.

Also the bodice lining does not match up with the bodice, which is frustrating. Mine was out by a good 4cm, and I have read online that others have had this issue also. Bah!

Fabric Used:Cotton quilting with a scalloped line pattern.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:I didn't gather the top of the bodice in the middle section, as I wanted a bit more coverage. Plus I thought it looked messy.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?If I sewed it again I would use a single colour fabric, as my fabric pattern just looks lost in this. I would only recommend if you were a competent seamstress, and liked sewing very fiddly, intricate designs.

Conclusion: I like this dress, but for the work involved I wanted to love love love it. Oh well! You can check it out more on my blog, Jorth!

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Texahoma said...
This is adorable on you, you look beautiful!
11/26/13 9:07 PM
atymonw said...
You do look pretty! I know what you mean, though. Sometimes I end up loving the easy things I've made more than the more complicated ones.
11/27/13 2:01 PM
Pam in Amsterdam said...
very nice dress, itīs summer in Australia now, here we have 3*Celsius brrrr very cold..
12/12/13 12:14 PM
amynxdx said...
very cute!
1/6/14 2:48 PM
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