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Posted on:4/14/14 1:09 AM
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Pattern Rating:Easy & Great for Beginners
Review Rating: Helpful by 2 people    Very Helpful by 4 people   
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Fabric:Rayon Jersey  [See other projects in this fabric]
I needed a quick sew tonight. Thought about making a shirt out of my purple JA's sale jersey but after taking a peek at PR, I decided to make a dress.

I agree that this is an easy sew as it only has two pieces and I think it would be an ideal dress for a beginner however, it is unreasonable to expect that a beginner could accomplish this in an hour. As I recall, sewing on knits for the first time can be frustrating.

I made a size 8. I felt the armholes were a bit too tight. This surprised me as I always feel sleeveless garments have huge arm holes but this is an older pattern compared to my recent sleeveless items and it isn't a Vogue pattern so there may lie the difference.

I love the neckline. It was perfect. I shortened the dress just a bit but made no other changes.

It was also unreasonable to fit the two pieces onto 2 yards of fabric as the layout suggested. Instead, I had to have the pieces going in opposite directions so fortunately, my fabric did not have a one way design.

Since I hate using pins, I uses all my usual knit finishes. Serged clear elastic on the neckline and armholes. Stretch stitch top stitch. Used sheer stay tape for the shoulders and fusible tape for the hem before stretch stitch top stitching.

I also used fusible tricot interfacing on the center front where the elastic casing is sewn. My fabric is thin and I imagined future holes forming if I did not.

I really feel lovely in this dress. I will make plenty more and at least one for my eldest daughter. Another reviewer suggested using this as a nightgown pattern and I LOVE that idea so, I will be making several as nightgowns as well.
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Renren said...
Lovely dress and great fit.
4/14/14 2:00 AM
supizoo said...
Perfect on you! I love the flouncy skirt and the neckline is really flattering. The fact that you whipped it out in an evening makes it totally awesome!
4/14/14 5:27 AM
prttynpnk said...
This is lovely!!
4/14/14 8:45 AM
Tonya P said...
Ohmygarsh! Very figure flattering. Well done!
4/14/14 11:15 AM
Quickie said...
You are really pretty in it. Lovely style
4/14/14 12:55 PM
Quickie said...
You are really pretty in it. Lovely style
4/14/14 12:56 PM
TJSEWS said...
This is beautiful. It fits you perfectly.
4/14/14 7:21 PM
LlanoGirl said...
Very nice, and looks great on you - perfect fit! I agree, a perfect nightgown pattern with a soft knit.
4/14/14 8:07 PM
Jstarr4250 said...
Really cute. You look so great in fitted bodice styles.
4/14/14 9:14 PM
Jrhee said...
It's so flattering on you, and perfect for a number of occasions!
4/15/14 0:14 AM
LPGA said...
I made this dress last summer but was not quite satisfied with the finished result. I will be making it again using your tips with the clear elastic, the stay tape and the fusible tricot elastic...thanks for your comments !
4/15/14 1:11 AM
Sew Good said...
LPGA one of my other reviews (red shirt) has close up pictures of the clear elastic and topstitching. You might find this useful. For this dress, I used fusible tricot interfacing where the elastic is placed. I always, always use fusible tricot interfacing in my garments when I need interfacing. I also use this interfacing when I am sewing an invisible zipper. :) but that's a different review. Hope I was helpful
4/15/14 11:39 PM
stonecutter17 said...
What a great dress! Whenever I make a gathered empire waist, I look pregnant. But here is your example and it couldn't be lovelier. Terrific work!
4/16/14 1:59 AM
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