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Posted on:5/10/14 11:41 AM
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Available for sale on PR: $22.50 Pattern Details
Fabric:Wool Crepe  [See other projects in this fabric]
Pattern Description: envelope says "loose-fitting lined dress has yoke front, back zipper and narrow hem, topstitching." long sleeve and sleeveless version.

Pattern Sizing: 6 - 22 I made size 12 with alterations

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, although I did 2 colors not 3.

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes they seemed Ok.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love the colorblock look and I liked the simplicity of the bodice on this dress. The skirt shape is also very nice, kind of flowy but not too wide. very easy to wear.

Fabric Used: Wool crepe in 2 colors.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I did a number of adjustments for fit and style. Reshaped armhole to make it less wide at shoulder. Raised armhole 1/2 inch. Took up at shoulder 1/2 inch. Took in at side seam about 1/2 inch each side. Shortened back bodice about 1 inch. Typical adjustments I always need to do for my height and shape.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I don't think I would sew it again as it is rather distinctive but now that I have it fitting so well I could see making a long sleeve version for winter.

I love this dress - probably because of the vibrant color and simple shape.

More details and photos on my blog, including pics of my adjusted muslin with notes on pattern fitting.

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norie creates said...
Gorgeous! I love the shape and colors that you used.
5/12/14 12:24 PM
leapyfrog said...
I love this, and I love your choice of fabric! It looks great on you.
5/11/14 0:37 AM
Sew Good said...
Beautiful! I just bought this fabric but haven't looked for any fabric yet. I love the bright color you used. Thanks for the review. I'm anxious to get started!
5/10/14 10:14 PM
AuntieShel said...
5/10/14 8:44 PM
supizoo said...
Beautiful dress. Thanks for the review.
5/10/14 8:35 PM
atymonw said...
I love your dress! I bought this pattern for my daughter (I don't think I could pull off this shape) and am happy at how gorgeous it looks made up on you:)
5/10/14 7:46 PM
nothy lane said...
What a beautiful dress you've made. I love the colours.
5/10/14 7:12 PM
imsewcrazy said...
Very pretty! I love the color combination. The style and shape of this dress looks fantastic on you!
5/10/14 12:04 PM
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