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|Reviewed by:||baguette|| |
|Posted on:||5/21/14 9:28 PM |
|Last Updated:||5/21/14 9:31 PM|
Simplicity Pattern Info
|Pattern Rating:||Recommend, with Modifications |
|Review Rating:|| Helpful by 1 people Very Helpful by 1 people |
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|Available for sale on PR: $17.95 (See envelope) Click to Buy |
|Fabric:||Gauze [See other projects in this fabric]|
|Pattern Description: Cynthia Rowley|
Pattern Sizing: I made 6 view B
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? yes
Were the instructions easy to follow? yes thought I only followed some of instructions
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I like the three tiers skirt. It's very feminine.
The loose fit bodice and wide shoulder make my upper body look very boxy (I modified the bodice, detailed below). The gaping in the front.
Fabric Used: cotton gauze in peach. cotton in baby blue for bias and strap.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Bodice modification to get close fit: add darts in front and back pieces, narrowed the shoulder strap by removing 1 inch from the V-neckline, take in both front and back bodice by 1 inch, shortened the bodice by 1" to meet my waistline and added side zipper
Skirt modification: thank you for other reviewer's comments regarding the skirt length. I added 1" in the lower and middle tier of skirt.
I also used a contrast color- blue color in bias, zipper, and strap to spice up the dress a bit. I really like how it turned out
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I probably will sew it again because I really love the skirt. The bodice and skirt are all too loose. If I sew it again, I will take middle and bottom tier of skirt by 2" and I will definitely use different bodice pattern to get better fit. Also, I would interface the area where I put the zipper to increase the stability. I didn't do so this time. Even though I have underlined the bodice with muslin, I still feel like I will tear apart the fabric every time I pull the zipper.
I recommend this pattern with a good amount of modification.
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