I wasn't sure about this dress, all I could see is cleavage! and lots and lots of fabric. There was yet another IG challenge that I had to partake in, these ladies are awesome! If you don't follow me on Instagram, you should, lots of shenanagins going on there. I get so much inspiration and encouragement, I get excited each month. I passed this pattern up multiple times, mostly because I couldn't see beyond what I didn't like. I'm learning to look at the "bones" of the pattern, I've talked about this before, but really, I probably would have passed this one up. In comes my Facebook groups again. Let me just say here, if you can get connected with like minded folk, via guilds, Facebook groups, etc, get connected, folks will push you and you will learn and grow.
I'm trying to model like the lady on the pattern envelope, I love being silly, on to the review:
Semi-fitted back zipper opening, attached self-tie and length variations.
SEWING LEVEL: Beginner.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes, they were easy and I found no errors.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I like the kimono sleeves and the simple design, I'm not ready for the extreme V-Neck but I do like it.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I modified the V-neck using Sew to fit's tutorial. I made view A and I cut size XL and graded 5/8" up at the waist and hip . I tried to do a modified forward shoulder but it didn't really work out. I also drafted a Neck facing from another V-neck pattern to get the basic shape. I omitted the zipper, it slipped over my head, I also lengthend the ties, making them sixty inches per tie.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes, I think I will try the wrap version, maybe shorter, this dress takes up a lot of fabric! Also, I do like the way the bodice fits. The fabric has a vingtage feel to it, the dress is nice and flowy and feels yummy!
I want to hear from you, have you made this pattern? Do you plan on making it? Are you going to make it as drafted with the deep V???