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|Reviewed by:||Sewingelle|| |
|Posted on:||2/18/14 5:54 AM |
Vogue Patterns Pattern Info
|Pattern Rating:||Highly Recommend |
|Review Rating:|| Helpful by 1 people Very Helpful by 5 people |
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|Fabric:||Cotton Broadcloth [See other projects in this fabric]|
|Pattern Description: |
Dress has close-fitting, bias bodice and triangular inserts in the sides, sleeve and skirt variations and back zipper, plus topstitching and opportunities for colour blocking.
6-22, with A to D cup bodice pieces; I made a 14 with a B cup.
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, they were excellent. I mainly sew Burda, so Vogue's instructions were a dream!
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love the inserts and the bias bodice that makes striped and checked fabric interesting. Love the top stitching too. No dislikes.
Both fabrics are cotton and the dress is fully lined in a cream cotton batiste. The red striped fabric on the sleeves and midriff inserts is a stretch cotton and the cream and red window pane check is non stretch. The windowpane print is from IKEA and its a heavy weight. It’s probably meant for tablecloths and cushions.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
The short sleeves in this pattern are gathered at the neck while the long sleeves have a dart. The lining for both long and short sleeves has a dart. I thought the dart would work better with my fabric so that’s what I used.
My bodice pieces are not exactly on the bias. This is because the check is not square: 9.5 cm long and 10 wide. So I ‘redrew’ the bias through the corners of my ‘squares’. This put the bias off by a few degrees but meant the stripes matched up beautifully on the bodice.
More photos on my blog post
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes and yes. This is a great pattern and the inserts make it very figure flattering. I'd like a long sleeved ponti or double knit winter dress and a chiffon or voile summer dress with the fuller skirt.
Great pattern. You need to make one of these dresses too!
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