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|Reviewed by:||Sixtiesgirl|| |
|Posted on:||3/16/14 10:20 AM |
|Last Updated:||3/16/14 10:27 AM|
Simplicity Pattern Info
|Pattern Rating:||Easy & Great for Beginners |
|Review Rating:|| Very Helpful by 2 people |
|Available for sale on PR: $17.95 (See envelope) Click to Buy |
|Fabric:||Cotton Duck [See other projects in this fabric]|
|Pattern Description: |
Sleeveless A-line dress with neckline variations. Only 4 pattern pieces.
Pattern Sizing: 6-14 in one envelope
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. Would have been good if I had followed them but I branched out on my own and installed the zipper before sewing the facing. Then I had to do some tricky shoulder maneuvers to get the facing into the dress since it is an all-in-one facing.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like the simple lines and the 60's styling.
Cotton duck awning stripe. This is a home decorator fabric so thicker and stiffer than regular cotton. It is designed for use in valances or drapes.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I borrowed the idea of chevron stripes from another pattern reviewer, Kathlabath. To create the chevron effect, I cut the dress on the bias. There are only two main dress pieces so this was easy to do but does require a careful pattern layout to match the stripes. I also had to adjust for my premature zipper installation.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? This is the second time I have made this pattern. Depending on the fabric, it can have a whole different look.
Conclusion: I hope it is ok to borrow an idea from a fellow Pattern Reviewer. I loved the way Kathlabath capitalized on the center seam in this pattern to create the chevron. I think I can see why she didn't use the chevron in the back. It takes more fabric to lay the dress out on the bias. Stripes are prevalent in ready-to-wear this season so I am inspired to experiment with them more!
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