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!
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
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?
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.
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?
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!