Just a quick review of this pattern since I have made it before.
Pattern Description: Misses Day or Evening Dress in two lengths with bodice variations. I made view C which is full length with a halter neck
Pattern Sizing: Available in 6-22. I cut a 12 based on previous experiences with this pattern running large.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes. I personally think the fabirc really makes the dress in this case, but I'm biased, lol.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Very. I have used this pattern once before and found this dress to be fairly simple to construct. I actually think this version was easier than view E which I made last time. (Previous review of E) The instructions seemed to be grouped in sets by bodice, midriff, then skirt so just follow the set that corresponds to y our view and you will be fine.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? As most reviews had indicated this pattern runs a little on the large size. I remembered having to take my last version in a few inches and so I kept that in mind this go round. That's not really a dislike but I thought it should be noted (again). I really liked how fast this went together-maybe 2 hours from start to finish.
P.S. I love my serger and rotary cutter!
Fabric Used: White Floral Print on Red "ITY" Stretch Jersey Knit purchased from Denver Fabrics.
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: I omitted the pockets and took about 3 inches off the hem.
It should also be noted I was able to make this dress with less than 2 1/2 of fabric. The envelope would lead you to buy 3 yards for the dress and lining. True I took off a few inches from the hem but I still had close to 1/2 yard left. Nothing I can really do with that little fabric but still.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I plan to sew this ONE more time in view B for myself and that will be it. I've had success with this pattern and really really like it and would certainly recommend it to others.
Conclusion: A Best Pattern of 2009 so that says it all.
Fabric: 2.5 yds @ $2.35=$5.88
Notions: thread and elastic from my stash
Monday, June 21, 2010
Friday, June 18, 2010
Fabric Used: A magenta colored ITY purchased from Denver Fabrics online.
Notions: thread from my stash
Friday, June 11, 2010
I originally was going to leave it at that but decided last minute to add an additional piece of white paper behind the gold for an extra pop. That just meant trimming down the gold. Thankfully we have an awesome papercutter at work that I used (after hours of course). Once everything was cut I made a road trip to my Mom's and we set up an assembly line to fold, glue, and stuff. We were done in about 2 hours and Baby Sister was very pleased. I forgot to get a picture of a finished announcement but you get the idea.
Baby Sister officially graduates on Saturday and since I couldn't decide what to wear, I made two dresses and hopefully I can get around to posting the reviews soon.