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PR Member's Pattern: Amare Dress (Savage Coco) - Type:Dresses
Review submitted in Cocktail Outfit Contest Contest    printable version
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Reviewed by:meggipeg
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Posted on:12/29/13 6:59 AM
Project Photo:PR Member's Pattern: Amare Dress by meggipeg

PR Member's Pattern: Amare Dress by meggipeg  
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Pattern Rating:Highly Recommend
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Pattern Description:
Inspired by the wardrobe for Diane Lane in the movie "Under the Tuscan Sun", as designed by Nicoletta Ercole. Surplice bodice with cut-on-the-bias neckline, tea length circle skirt with left-side invisible zipper.
Pattern Sizing:
Medium, 36"-38" Bust. This dress fit me perfectly and I am a size Aus/UK 10-12 or 38 in Burdastyle.
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. A full tutorial is available here with pictures and lots of tips for a beautiful finish. The pattern is also available to purchase by clicking on the same link.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
The pattern fits together beautifully and I really felt that I had learned new skills after following the tutorial to make this. The instructions also show how to create a lovely interior finish with no raw edges showing.
Fabric Used:
Linen in a lovely golden yellow bought in Bali.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I shortened the skirt by about 20cm and also opened up the neckline very slightly.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
This is a special dress that I will probably sew again. It could also be made as a peplum top.
Conclusion:
I am very happy with this dress. I love the style and the colour. The bodice is very flattering with the back darts, bias neckline and little sleeves and the skirt style is lovely. I really enjoyed making this dress and learned new skills along the way.
For more pictures and info, please visit my blog.
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CounttyGirl619 said...
Very beautiful! You look lovely in it!
12/29/13 8:09 AM
Quickie said...
You look lovely
12/29/13 3:24 PM
SewLibra said...
Very pretty dress and yellow looks great with your skin tone. I so wish I could wear yellow! Also, I love that movie!
12/30/13 0:31 AM
SavageCoco said...
Meg, you've done The Heroine so very, very proud. I love the fabric! Thank You for such a lovely review.
12/31/13 2:07 PM
Aroura said...
Fabulous knock-off! I'm amazed you mdae this from a tutorial, truly stunning!
1/1/14 3:29 AM
Margaret said...
Very pretty! I love the yellow!
1/7/14 5:00 PM
jenleeC said...
Gorgeous dress! Your skirt is the perfect length for this style.
1/7/14 7:06 PM
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