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Posted on:2/16/14 1:55 AM
Pattern Photo:Vogue Patterns 1333
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Pattern Rating:Would NOT Recommend
Review Rating: Helpful by 1 people   
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Available for sale on PR: $30.00 (See envelope) Click to Buy
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Skirt and blouse

Pattern Sizing: too complicated to work out

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?

The skirt did. The blouse with some imagination applied

Were the instructions easy to follow?
I consider myself an advanced seamstress however I struggled to make sense of the instructions.

I got the impression the pattern was first created in Swahili and then someone (who doesn't have either a good command of Swahili or English) did the translation. Words were missing and instructions were pathetic.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I couldn't for the life of me work out why (for example) you'd join two pieces of the paper pattern together BEFORE you cut out the fabric (I'm referring to pieces 5 and 5A of the skirt). Why not just make 5 the same of the finished product with 5A already included?

The top could NOT be called loose fitting by any stretch of the imagination.

I made the skirt first - which turned out far too big and I was worried the top would be like a tent (if only!).

Fabric Used:
Jersey for the skirt and stretch taffeta for the blouse.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:


Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
No!

Absolutely not!

In fact, I'm putting the entire completed garment on the internet for sale.


Conclusion:

This the first Betzina pattern I've made and after this experience I won't go anywhere near any other pattern.
Available for sale on PR: $30.00 (See envelope)Click to Buy
 
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