|New Look: 6910 - Type:Dresses|
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|Reviewed by:||Tonya P|
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|Member since: 9/6/13 |
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|Posted on:||12/15/13 1:31 PM |
|Last Updated:||12/15/13 1:43 PM|
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|Fabric:||Brocade [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: Misses' Dresses and Lined Jacket - This description is from the Simplicity website and it is incorrect. The jacket is not lined. However, the dress bodice is.|
Pattern Sizing:Sizes 8 - 18 I cut view D in a size 12
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? I left off the attached belt, but otherwise it does look like the pattern photo. Dare I say better?
Were the instructions easy to follow? The written instructions are fairly basic for a dress with a lined bodice and a jacket. The illustrations were helpful as well. I didn't have any issues.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love the princess seams and the bateau neckline. The only real problem I had is with the armscye. It is crazy wide. I made this pattern once before in a size 14 and thought if I took it down a size that would take care of some of it, but sadly, no. I have no experience with altering patterns, so I hit up the message board. While I did receive fantastic advice, this brocade fabric wasn't having anything to do with alterations so I took it on the chin and left it as is. I didn't like all the hand sewing, but thems the breaks. The jacket calls for hand stitching at the sleeves and bottom hem. The dress calls for hand stitching at the bottom hem as well as where the lining attaches to the waist and zipper area. The pattern instructions were clear and concise. The jacket and dress came together quite easily.
Fabric Used: The dress is a burgundy/gold paisley metallic brocade with a bordeaux polyester lining (bodice only). The jacket is a burgundy merino wool.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: As I mentioned earlier, I have no experience with pattern alterations but I should have made a petite adjustment in order to get rid of the side bewb. I left off the attached belt. I put it on the practice dress ( I was experimenting with fabric other than my normal quilting cotton) I made and was less than thrilled with the look. I think the belt I found on clearance ($4! heck yeh! it is a large belt, but a couple stitches later and tada! it was a small) gives it a little more zing.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I have found so many other patterns that I will be moving on to so no, I won't be sewing it again. I do recommend it to others as it is a lovely dress with nice options.
Conclusion: What I have learned on this particular sewing journey Notes to self:
* There is a vast difference between sewing a dress for myself at age 15 and then at age *ahem* 40 something. MAKE A MUSLIN FIRST!
* I am a petite and need to make pattern adjustments accordingly. MAKE A MUSLIN FIRST!!
* I never really looked at my "lines" until I sewed this dress. My shoulders do indeed slope forward. MAKE A MUSLIN FIRST!!!
* Sewing brocade fabric is probably out of my league. Good thing my DGDs are happy with quilting cotton and fleece. I'm thinking my next project will be a knit fabric. I'll be MAKING A MUSLIN FIRST!!!!
* My DH isn't exactly a professional photographer, but he was very patient and did a great job.
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