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|Reviewed by:||Bex81|| |
|Posted on:||3/16/14 10:21 PM |
|Last Updated:||3/16/14 10:32 PM|
Butterick Pattern Info
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|Pattern Rating:||Difficult, but great for Advanced Sewers |
|Review Rating:|| Helpful by 1 people Very Helpful by 6 people |
|See other patterns in this category: Dresses |
|Available for sale on PR: $19.95 (See envelope) Click to Buy |
|Fabric:||Cotton [See other projects in this fabric]|
|Pattern Description: |
Dress has close-fitting, self-lined, boned bodice with bra, princess seams, bias band, elasticized side back, skirt variations, and back zipper. Separate pattern pieces are included for cup sizes A/B, C, D.
D-cup, 16 bodice graded out to a 20 hip.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Not in my opinion! I don't think the instructions were written very well. A lot of the instructions are counter-intuitive to an experienced sewer, and I still can't figure out why I was asked to do certain things.
What did you particularly like about the pattern?
I liked the different bra cup sizes available, and the shirring.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
- Only two bits of boning to hold up a D-cup? Really?
- I also think the skirt split is a bit revealing.
- I had to unpick certain parts (the skirt + bodice, the sash etc) and re-sew a few times to get the fit or shape right.
Indigenous hand-printed cotton from the Babbarra Women's Centre. Pattern matching was pretty tricky!
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
- Lengthened the skirt by two inches.
- Added crossover straps.
- Sway back adjustment.
- Disregarded the envelope size charts, and went by finished measurements instead.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Hmm maybe. I wouldnt recommend this pattern to novice sewers, it was really fiddly and time consuming (possible the hardest thing I have ever sewn). It took a lot of re-work to get the fit 100% right.
If you've been thinking of sewing this pattern, definitely give it a go but don't get down-hearted if it's a bit of a struggle. Unpick, resew, keep going - you'll have a killer dress in the end.
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