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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Simplicity Amazing Fit Dress

Pattern Description:
This pattern is a Simplicity misses dress with individual pattern pieces for slim, average, and curvy fit and for A, B, C, D cup sizes. It is a basic sheath dress, with or without sleeves and a v-neck or curved neckline. You have quite a few choices with this pattern! It is an amazing fit pattern–more on that later!

Pattern Sizing:
This is a multi-sized pattern. I made a size 16 and with the options to use various sized pattern pieces, cup sizes, there is no reason to not get an amazing fit! I used the curvy skirt pieces and the C-cup. I think it very slightly gaps at the armhole, but not enough to redo the entire thing–although I am open to suggestions!

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes it does, check it out!

Were the instructions easy to follow?
Easy, well-written directions. A beginner would be able to tackle the pattern without too many issues. The only problem I would potentially forsee for a beginner is figuring out which pieces you will need. :)

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
No dislikes at all! I know it has been reviewed eight ways to Sunday, but honestly, I had not realloy noticed the pattern until I saw there was a contest for previous patterns of the year. The envelope photo does not do it justice.

Fabric Used:
I used a 100% cotton eyelet-type fabric I spotted at Joanns. There are not really any eyelets, but it is a lucious cotton with some pretty heavy embrodery on it. No, your eyes are not fooling you, I added swaroski (spelling?) crystals to the floral centers of the bodice top only. I felt the dress needed a little bling, and this satisified my need for it!

b>Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I made only a few minor adjustments. First of all, I put an invisible side zipper instead of the center back lapped one. I like it better!
Since the dress is white, I put in a full lining of another 100% cotton I had purchased to make a blouse. The blouse will have to wait and I did not want a potentially stick-to-the-body polyester lining. Nor did I want to wear a slip. The lining solved the problem as I am wearing blue undies and you cannot tell! Yahoo!

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes, I highly recommed the dress to others. Most likely it will be a tried-and-true pattern for me! I am now convinced that this pattern is truly a best of pattern.

Conclusion: Nice dress, fits well. Easy to put together and has many options for fabric usage, possibility of long sleeves, etc. Purchase this pattern and make this dress!
Thanks for reading!

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