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|Reviewed by:||Rairscat|| |
|Posted on:||4/3/14 10:08 PM |
|Last Updated:||4/3/14 10:17 PM|
Simplicity Pattern Info
|Pattern Rating:||Easy & Great for Beginners |
|Review Rating:|| Very Helpful by 2 people |
|See other patterns in this category: Baby clothes |
|Fabric:||Cotton Blend [See other projects in this fabric]|
|Pattern Description: babies dress, top and pantaloons|
Pattern Sizing:XXS-L. I sewed a large, for babies 21-24 lbs up to 34" tall
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?yes, as far as I followed the pattern.
Were the instructions easy to follow?yes, but I chose to assemble mine in a different order since I wasn't working with tiers. I serged sleeve fronts to bodice fronts, sleeve backs to bodice backs, then serged the neck opening, sleeve edges and hem, then serged the side seam from sleeve to hem. From there I sat at the sewing machine and sewed the elastic casings and top stitched the hem. The pieces fit together perfectly and I was able to put together two pillow case dresses in less than an hour.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?I actually don't care for the tiers and I don't think my daughter would tolerate the elastic empire waist. I bought the pattern on sale solely for the elastic peasant neckline & sleeve treatment. I think the flutter sleeve is a cute option and I like the simple way they finish the underarm on that version with bias. Another thing I didn't care for was pattern piece elastic guides. This is actually a pet peeve of mine. I wish pattern companies would just list the length needed for each cut of elastic by size in a simple chart on the instruction sheet or envelope back. Digging through the tissue pattern sheets and having to keep up with them is annoying and a waste of printed tissue.
Fabric Used:I made one version out of two bandannas for HLSR and two more out of a pair of embroidered pillow cases. The pillow cases felt more poly than cotton.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:see above. I made straight bodices instead of tiers and made the length appropriate to wear with leggings or shorts, not dress length.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?yes, I'll sew it again. I want to try the little flutter sleeves before she outgrows the pattern.
Conclusion: Good basic pattern that serves its purpose. Peasant dresses are all over Etsy. With this pattern you could easily make any of them yourself.
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