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|Reviewed by:||Sew Good|| |
|Posted on:||4/14/14 1:09 AM |
McCall's Pattern Info
|Pattern Rating:||Easy & Great for Beginners |
|Review Rating:|| Helpful by 2 people Very Helpful by 4 people |
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|Available for sale on PR: $18.95 (See envelope) Click to Buy |
|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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