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|Reviewed by:||Leu|| |
|Posted on:||3/14/14 11:20 PM |
|Last Updated:||3/15/14 10:00 PM|
Sewn Square One Pattern Info
|Pattern Rating:||Highly Recommend |
|Review Rating:|| Helpful by 1 people Very Helpful by 6 people |
|See other patterns in this category: Dresses |
|Available for sale on PR: $12.00 (See envelope) Click to Buy |
|Fabric:||Pique [See other projects in this fabric]|
|1.) Why did you choose this pattern? |
I found this dress off the A Good Wardrobe's blog page that lists Independent Pattern Companies. I have tried to limit my pattern purchaces to independent companies because I find the pieces are more current and require fewer adjustments for a good fit. I liked the princess seams and the pockets instantly. It seemed like a dress that could be made over and over again with different little touches that would make each one something new.
2.) How did I purchase this pattern? Real printed out pattern that came in the mail (all sizes included). Even though it had to travel across the country, it arrived in a few days!
3.) Did the pattern meet my expectations? Yes! I had to send an email about paypal and got a response right away, along with encouragement for the contest!
4.) Was this pattern more or less difficult than other pattern companies? The instructions covered every single question you might ask and the notches all lined up perfectly! The pattern lay-out is a page and half long because they cover every possible combination you miight make: long sleeves, no pocket. Short sleeves with pocket, etc. It was refreshing and easy to work with this pattern company.
5.) Would you buy another pattern from this company? Yes! I tried to make a coat from another independent company (that shall not be named) and I had a lot of problems. I never finished it But Sewn Square One has a jacket pattern, The Upline Jacket that I intend to make next fall.
6.) Would you recommend this pattern company? Yes!
From the website:
You can truly "go anywhere" in this dress. Casual chic or dressy classic, choose among t-shirt, tunic, or dress lengths; sleeveless, short or long sleeves. The pattern cover shows Gina in a short sleeve cotton version ready to go to work or lunch with the girls. A tunic length black knit top can be the lynchpin of your current wardrobe.
Pattern Sizing: I cut a M (10 - 12) based on other reviews here on PR, the hip range (37 - 39") and using a high bust measurement for bust (36").
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! These are great for a beginner. Very complete and include items like pre-wash, ironing, clipping seams allowances for creating smooth curved seams.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? Likes: Princess seams are so flattering and pockets are so handy! Pattern for knits or wovens. Dislikes: None!
Fabric Used: Knit pique from Fabric.com, about $6 a yard.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:I made a muslin first, a summer version with short sleeves and pockets. You can see it here. It will be a nice cool dress for the hot days of summer, but I wanted to fix the fit of the top. I have a full bust but a hollow above-the-bust area with forward shoulders so the princess seams fit right at the apex but above that, too much fabric! See it here. So in addition to a sloping and forward shoulder, I also had to take a careful amount out of the seam to keep the integrity of the princess seam lines.
I changed the neck facing to a binding to break up the marble print a little.
Used an invisible zip in the back and skipped the pockets for a cleaner look. Back picture.
I added some embellishments to the neckline to add a little interest. Neck embellishments here.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Oh, yes! Eventually I will try a woven version but I see a few of these--maybe some color blocking--in the future.
Conclusion: I voted for the New To Me Pattern Company contest last year and I originally planned on making a StyleArc pattern but I'm really happy I picked this pattern instead. I came together easily and I have a contest entry and something to wear now!
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