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Posted on:2/2/14 8:03 PM
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Pattern Rating:Recommend, with Modifications
Review Rating: Very Helpful by 2 people   
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Fabric:Linen Blend  [See other projects in this fabric]
Pattern Description:
lovely fitted sheath dress with slightly crossed front neck line
Pattern Sizing:
I made size 14 with modifications to shorten from waist to neckline
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?
The order of sewing was poorly thought out, but able to be followed. Do not edgestitch or top stitch the neck line (step 12) before putting in the zipper(step 37). Also do not sew the skirt backs together (step 17) before inserting the invisible zipper. The vent placket is fussier than it needs to be. Attaching the skirt to the midriff is way more complex than necessary, just pin and sew it together, you don't need the convoluted steps 32 to 35.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
Original pattern is extremely long from shoulder to waist - check this measurement carefully before cutting fabric. It would be very difficult to modify after cutting.
Fabric Used:
Aquamarine cotton linen blend
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I shortened the bodice pieces by 3/4" below armhole and 1/8" above armhole. I also shortened the midriff piece by 1/2". Without these changes the waist seam would have been too far down on the hip (on a 5'5" person)
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes, but not for a beginner.
Conclusion:
A nice pattern, but I do wish someone with sewing knowledge had proofread the instructions before publication.
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slmstyle said...
Nice dress! It is very crisp and ladylike. You should enter it in the LWD contest!
2/2/14 8:55 PM
cathal said...
This looks lovely. Well done. I am doing one in a crisp burgundy linen. My above the waist problem is different. I have a low bust point. I always have to lower it on patterns by almost an inch. So on this pattern I needed to make the bodice pieces longer, so that the seam is below my bust, but then there is some adjusting to do with the band. In order to keep the lines of the design I had to change the curve of the front band so that it meets the back band at the side seams-slightly less dramatic. This is still a work in progress and won't go back to it until warmer weather here-hard to make a linen sleeveless when the snow is drifting about outside.
2/2/14 10:10 PM
Sew Good said...
Hmmm...we are all so different. I am extremely short (5 feet exactly) but there was no need to shorten the waist or bodice because I am long waisted with short legs. I had to do a FBA so I actually had to lengthen the front. I only shortened the skirt about an inch. I guess the key here is to know thy self :) Nice job! Yes, you should inter it in the LWD contest.
2/3/14 1:23 AM
becca a said...
What a pretty dress. Thanks for the tips on the instructions.
2/3/14 10:41 AM
 
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