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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

V8724

Pattern Description:
Very easy Misses' close-fitting dress in two lengths with overlapping front pleats and custom-fit cup sizes
Pattern Sizing:
6-20 I made the size 20
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
It looks exactly like the envelope only problem is you can't see any detail with the fabric I chose!


Were the instructions easy to follow?
Super easy
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I think this pattern would look good on all shapes and sizes. I especially like that the back has princess seams allowing more opportunities for alterations if needed.
Fabric Used:
Matte Jersey from my local Walmart
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I didn't make any changes on the pattern...but I should have. This is the second garment I've made recently and didn't consult Pattern Review first...mistake. You absolutely must add the the front armhole shaping. As it is I only sewed 1/4" seam. It's not just the way I'm holding my arm that is showing so much underarm skin. Don't make the mistake I made. Next time I will add 1/2"-3/4" at the front armhole shaping.


I cut the D cup and while looking at the dart I thought of converting it to gathers but didn't...that too was a mistake. The dart is so deep that I had to sew the dart much higher to get some of the point out of it. No amount of steam helped. I did have some gaping at the center front and decided to sew it down because I didn't want any cleavage showing. I used Steam-A-Seam on the hem and then topstitched with a double needle.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I'll sew it again and would recommend it to others.
Conclusion:
I sewed the majority of this dress on my serger and estimate that my actual sewing time was a little less than an hour. You can't beat that.
(My photographer insisted on taking my pictures as I was trying to get out the door to work!)

12 comments:

  1. I'll see your one dress to Michigan and raise you one dress to Florida. ;-) I love this! It looks great on you and is now on my wish list.

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  2. The dress looks great! I might have to take a look at that pattern.

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  3. Your dress looks fantastic - I love that gorgeous jungle flower print! I have got this patttern so your tips about making it will be very useful - thanks.

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  4. What a great print! It worked up into a beautiful dress, and I love the shoes you've paired it with!

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  5. I am impressed that you sewed that dress in an hour! And that you found such pretty fabric at WalMart! Well done you!

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  6. Its beautiful and you are totally rocking it!!!

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  7. Wow, what a beautiful dress!! I love your fabric too...wish Walmart sold fabric here!!! Looks like you're ready for a fun night on the town, not work! Great job!! (Love, love, love the shoes!!!)

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  8. Beautiful, dress and beautiful fabric!

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  9. Love the dress, love the fabric(gotta love Walmart for that!!!) and the sexy mama wearing it is giving that dress a really good workout. I don't have to tell you, cause you already know, I love the shoes!!!!

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  10. Pretty dress! Love that fabric!!!

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  11. Wow! You look eyecatchingly stunning!

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