Sunday, April 29, 2012
Seriously this is the easiest thing I've made . . . EVER. Two pieces, side and shoulder seams, hem, done. Hello my new favorite summer dress. I will be making this A LOT.
Pattern Description: MISSES'UNLINED JACKETS AND DRESSES: Close-fitting, unlined jacket in 2 lengths has front extending into single-layer tie ends(wrong side shows). Very close-fitting, pullover dresses. E and F: front seam detail, bias upper/middle fronts, and lower front/back (cut on crosswise grain of fabric. All have narrow hems.
Pattern Sizing: A5(6-8-10-12-14),E5(14-16-18-20-22)
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? I think so.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Especially easy.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? As you may notice, this pattern is very similar to the uber popular Mission Maxi pattern. I have had that pattern for some time but I hadn't made it because I need a special bra for the racer back. The thing I like about this pattern is no special bra needed. I'm not sure if it was my fabric or if you might just need to raise the shoulders for modesty. As you can see, the women (they haven't been girls in a VERY long time) are struggling to get out.
Fabric Used: A knit of unknown content
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: The words "close fitting" in the description had me running scared so I added an inch to the side seam when cutting it out which resulted in adding 4 inches to the final garment. Bad idea.. I ended up taking all of the extra ease back out.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I will definitely be making this several more times and I would recommend this to others.
Conclusion: This is my new favorite summer dress and I see so many of these in my future. Love it!!!!!