Inspired by Project Runway. Misses' Dress sewing pattern with collar and sleeve variations. Pattern Sizing:
4 - 20 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?
I think so, but I chose to do my own thing - see below. What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love the final outcome. Nothing to dislike really. Fabric Used:
Cotton eyelet purchased last year in Paris. Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I added about 1.5 inches to the sleeves. I can't stand tight sleeves at the best of times, so forget during hot weather.
I did a 1 inch sway back adjustment.
I omitted the pockets - this meant I didn't follow the provided instructions, which have you sew the front bodice to the front skirt, and the back bodice to the back skirt before sewing the front to the back at the sides. Instead I constructed the bodice (sewing front to back and sewing side seams), constructed the skirt (sewing front and back together at side seams) and then sewing the bodice to the skirt.
I used an invisible zip.
I added 1.25 inches to the length of the skirt, but TBH it was not necessary.
Next time around I would bring the front waist down a tad. Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes, I might sew this again. Yes, I recommend. Conclusion:
I am very pleased I made time to sew this pattern: I can now see why it has been so popular.
I am wearing a slip I made using McCalls 6696 under this dress.
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