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Reviewed by:Amy Jeanne

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Posted on:1/21/14 5:31 PM
Project Photo:Simplicity: 1609 by Amy Jeanne

Simplicity: 1609 by Amy Jeanne  Simplicity: 1609 by Amy Jeanne  
Pattern Photo:Simplicity 1609
Simplicity Pattern Info
Pattern Rating:Easy & Great for Beginners
Review Rating: Very Helpful by 1 people   
Available for sale on PR: $17.95 (See envelope) Click to Buy
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Fabric:Cotton  [See other projects in this fabric]
Pattern Description:
1960s reissue "Jiffy" shift dress with fun collar.

Pattern Sizing:
I sewed up a size 14. 3 1/2 inches of ease is in the finished garment so I sewed down a size. It fits perfectly.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
I think mine is cuter ;)

Were the instructions easy to follow?
I didn't use the instructions, but they would be somewhat easy for a beginner. The instructions involving the facing might be confusing to a beginner, though. I was even a bit confused, ended up doing it the "vintage" way, and ended up doing it wrong (ooops!) Nothing bias tape couldn't fix!

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I liked everything. I LOVE the *cuteness* of it. Get out the white knee socks and Mary Jane shoes!

Fabric Used:
Cotton. "Michael Miller Plain Jane Lil Daisy Fuchsia"

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I put bias around the armholes because I messed up the inside facing. I didn't use interfacing (I don't like it and it looks better without it, in my opinion). I put a strip of bias down the front because there was an awkward seam there. If I were to make this again with all-over print fabric I would cut the front on the fold.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I might. It's cute. It took me about 4 hours to finish.

Available for sale on PR: $17.95 (See envelope)Click to Buy
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caper81 said...
What a fun dress! The big daisy print is perfect for this 60's style!:)
1/21/14 10:00 PM
tutti frutti said...
Love this!
1/22/14 5:30 PM
STARG said...
This is super cute! Enjoy it every time you wear it!
1/22/14 9:42 PM
JayG said...
Very cute dress!!! I love what you have made! I agree that the front seam is a little awkward, I did not need it for mine anyway. You have made a gorgeous dress!
4/20/14 11:08 PM
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