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MariaDenmark: 402 (Edith Blouse Dress) thumbsup - Type:Dresses    printable version
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Reviewed by:paolag
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Posted on:1/3/14 11:04 PM
Project Photo:MariaDenmark: 402 by paolag

Pattern Photo:MariaDenmark 402
MariaDenmark Pattern Info
Pattern Rating:Easy & Great for Beginners
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Available for sale on PR: $11.75 (See envelope) Click to Buy
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Fabric:Cotton- Lawn  [See other projects in this fabric]
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Pattern Description: In the words of Maria Denmark patterns "Edith is a mid 50s inspired - but absolutely timeless - blouse or shirtdress, with softly rounded collar and lapels....The kimono sleeved Edith has back shoulder darts and waist darts front and back, as well as bust darts - giving a fitted, but not overly fitted look.

Pattern Sizing:34 -346

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, they are relatively brief, but they were fine for me. I reckon this dress could be tackled by a relative beginner, but I would only do so with a good sewing reference book at my elbow to help me get a good finish.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love this pattern - it has so much going for it: overall fit ; the fact that it is vintage inspired without looking like a costume; you can dress it up or down according to your fabric selection; the kimono sleeve, which de-emphasises my long arms; the fact you can easily wear a cardi over it.

Fabric Used:Cotton lawn

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: No design alterations, but quite a few fit changes, including an FBA, repositioning front darts, adding a centre back seam, a swayback adjustment, eliminating the shoulder darts, and lengthening 5cm.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Absolutely, this a great, wearable, versatile shirtdress. Not too difficult to execute, either.

Conclusion: I love the Edith, and will make more, both the blouse and dress versions of this pattern.

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Quickie said...
Nice classic dress. The fit is fine ,so you did a good job.
1/4/14 4:30 AM
debbieB said...
Very nice!
1/4/14 9:08 AM
Speech girl said...
A wonderful summer dress. You look so happy wearing it.
1/4/14 4:05 PM
WatersRat said...
it looks lovely on you, thanks for your review & blog post ;)
1/5/14 2:40 AM
Red Curtain said...
1/6/14 4:49 PM
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