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|Reviewed by:||rosiewednesday|| |
|Posted on:||3/18/14 1:33 PM |
Pattern Info provided by rosiewednesday
|Review Rating:|| Helpful by 1 people Very Helpful by 2 people |
|Fabric:||Linen [See other projects in this fabric]|
|Pattern Description: |
Short-sleeve dress with gathered skirt, trim at neck and waist and bows! Wonderful bows!
I started with a 16, graded it up to an 18, and then made modifications.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Completely! I match View B!
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes, although there were some interesting details to this dress I didn't expect. The main one was that the zipper was inserted into a dart at the side, and the seams were positioned at the front of the dress.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love the style of it, and it's very comfortable to wear. I liked trying the zipper technique, but I wouldn't do it again in the future. A lot of extra fuss when you could just have a side seam there.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Too many to list here, honestly. I graded up by following a tutorial from Thread's, then I made a series of other adjustments over 2 muslins, such as FBA, broad back, forward shoulder, etc. I feel I over-fit a bit, as the bodice is a bit bigger than it needs to be.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I'd like to try version A, although I would change how the skirt is constructed and just introduce side seams.
Really fun pattern! I wore this first to Dapper Day, a vintage-themed event at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom. See more photos and construction details on my blog, Rosie Wednesday: Adventures in Vintage-Style Sewing
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