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Pattern Reviews> Simplicity> 1587 (Misses/ Petite Dress)

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Reviewed by:CCcreative

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Posted on:5/29/14 10:41 AM
Project Photo:Simplicity: 1587 by CCcreative

Simplicity: 1587 by CCcreative  
Pattern Photo:Simplicity 1587
Simplicity Pattern Info
Pattern Rating:Highly Recommend
Review Rating: Helpful by 1 people    Very Helpful by 2 people   
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Available for sale on PR: $17.95 (See envelope) Click to Buy
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Fabric:Cotton  [See other projects in this fabric]
Pattern Description: Simplicity Vintage 1940's dress

Pattern Sizing: regular. I sewed a size 18. (Please note: normally I sew a 16 and then do a FBA. However, with the cute neckline I wasn't sure how to do the FBA. Also, I did try a muslin with a 18 in the front and 16 in the back, and it looked good, but ultimately I wanted more ease.)

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. However, I do have a couple minor complaints: No where did Simplicity tell you to finish your seams after pleating the neckline. Also, I did have a problem with the sewing the front yoke to the skirt....but that could be me.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love all the wonderful details in the dress, especially the bow.

Fabric Used:Cotton Dotted Swiss from Hancock fabric

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:Lengthened the torso an inch. Used a 14" zipper instead of 16". Sewed a narrow hem on sleeves.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?Yes, I would like to sew this again in a solid color and use 2 buttons. I would recommend this to others. I highly suggest making sure your markings are correct and even on both sides for the front pleating neckline.

Conclusion: Very cute dress with lots of wonderful details. Please check out my blog for more details and photos
Available for sale on PR: $17.95 (See envelope)Click to Buy
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hopflower said...
I had no idea that this pattern could look so good made up. This dress is lovely, and you did a wonderful job.
5/29/14 10:46 AM
jgmafpw said...
Very Cute Dress! Love your blog too!
5/29/14 12:30 PM
sugarduck said...
I bought this pattern a while back on a whim and haven't looked at it since. Your version is absolutely adorable and makes me want to pull my own copy out of the stash.
5/29/14 3:59 PM
AnneM said...
Cute dress, nice details, looks nice on you. And in a solid it will look very different.
5/30/14 6:15 AM
sewtime said...
So so cute!!
5/31/14 12:59 PM
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