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|Reviewed by:||velosewer|| |
|Posted on:||7/9/14 10:16 PM |
|Pattern Rating:||Great Wardrobe Builder |
|Review Rating:|| Very Helpful by 3 people |
|Fabric:||Polyester Chiffon [See other projects in this fabric]|
|Pauline briefed me to test this new pattern including the instructions. |
This is a fitted-panel dress with a flounce or a fitted-panel crop top and skirt with flounce. PaulineAlice focuses on pretty clothes.
This pattern lends itself to colour blocking (yay) with some very cool piping.
Adding an exposed zipper is another cool aspect of this pattern, if you're willing to do this finish.
I've posted up the piping and exposed zipper details I added to the skirt.
32 - 50 I made the 40 to 42 size.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
It did. I was pleasantly surprised at how pretty the real dress is.
Click Here for the skirt review.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
The instructions were easy to follow.
If you're short on time, you might bundle the bodice steps with the skirt steps to make the most of your precious faster sewing time.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love the panels. The panels gave me lots of places to get the fit right with this dress.
This is a 'girlie' design that I'm starting to enjoy wearing. It pulls me away from corporate work wear and I like it.
The top is cropped so I will need to add a peplum to it when I make it. So it's my midriff that I'm dealing with and not the crop top.
The initial test dress was made with a black and white gingham.
The real dress uses a chiffon print and black lining provided through the generosity of Pitt Trading at pitttrading.com.au .
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Roll shoulder adjustment.
Sway back adjustment on the bodice.
After the test dress, the bodice side panels where sitting too high (gravity). I took out the extra room for the real version from the seam allowances at the bust line. It was worth the extra effort to make the test version because PaulineAlice patterns are new to me. I really love the fitting aspects to this pattern and as I've not used these patterns before I needed to check my measurements to PaulineAlice's dimensions. I do this for all patterns now.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I've made the skirt and pair this with a wrap knit top and wear this to a dressy event.
This is a good pattern to break away from corporate fitting clothes to a more feminine classic look.
I've already worn this dress to a family function.
PaulineAlice patterns come in French, Spanish and English. Pauline puts a lot of effort into making her patterns accessible and wearable. I'm glad she makes such lovely patterns that are easy to make.
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