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|Reviewed by:||PoldaPop|| |
|Posted on:||2/13/14 11:14 AM |
|Last Updated:||2/13/14 11:17 AM|
Vogue Patterns Pattern Info
|Pattern Rating:||Recommend, with Modifications |
|Review Rating:|| Helpful by 1 people Very Helpful by 2 people |
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|Fabric:||Ponte Knit [See other projects in this fabric]|
|Pattern Description: |
Wrap front dress has soft pleats, side tie and sleeve variations. Dress B has colloar.
8-10-12-14 and 16-18-20-22
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes - the only somewhat confusing part was the directions for attaching the skirt to the bodice facing. Just take it slowly and you'll get it. I will try to remember to take a picture when I make my next dress.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love the pleats, the collar, and the fullness of the skirt.
Ponte knit from gorgeousfabrics.com
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I've made two of of the View B dresses so far, one for myself and one for a client. For my client, I cut one size smaller for the bodice and two sizes smaller for the skirt than what the size measurements called for (an 8 for both instead of a 10 and 12). I had to lengthen the bodice about 3/4" and lengthen the skirt by 2.5" (she's about 5'9"). I changed the angle of the shoulder, taking it up 5/8" at the high shoulder, tapering to 0 at the armscye, which fixed the gaping at the neck. This meant I also needed to adjust the collar. I took in the side seams a bit as well. I also shortened the sleeve to elbow length - it hit at a place where she thought she'd always want to push it up.
When I made this for myself, I cut one size smaller, lengthened the bodice by 1" and left the skirt length as it was (I'm 5'5"). I changed the angle of the shoulder, taking it up 1/2" at the armscye (so the opposite of my client). I liked the shortened sleeves so I went with those as well.
I saw a number of people had problems with the facing rolling out. For my client's dress, I tacked at the shoulder seams, top stitched the facings AND added a small snap for good measure. For my own dress, I just tacked at the shoulders. This seemed to be enough, but since it's my own, I can always do some of the other tricks if I need to later on.
I also tacked down the pleats as I really wanted them to stay pleated. I'm not sure if this was a good idea, but it's easy enough to take out later if I want.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes! I'm making one for another client next week, using ITY fabric this time.
I wasn't a big fan of wrap dresses until I gave this one a try. I love how easy it is to wear! I know this one will be in frequent rotation. You can read more about this project on my blog: http://www.poldapop.com/2014/02/vogue-8379-wrap-dress-conversion.html
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