Sunday, April 5, 2009
Wild Flower Large Floral Print - B5314 Part II
Pattern Description: MISSES' DRESS AND BELT: Lined dresses A, B, C have front and back darts, back zipper, skirt with front and back darts, back slit. A: gathered collar with self loop. B: slight draped collar. A, B: self-fabric belt with purchased buckle. C: neckline slit, squared armholes and purchased belt. All dress lengths are 2" above mid-knee.
Pattern Sizing: 6-22. I made 14 with a few adjustments.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? For the most part. The collar on the photo appears to lay closer to the body the mine. This is probably due to the weight and fiber content of my fabric selection. I excluded the belt and the back slit in the skirt.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Very, I had no problems following them. Pretty standard. It would have been great if the instructions including some a tip on placement of large floral print. Since the pattern showcased the it. Just a thought.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? Everything. When I first laid eyes on this pattern I knew I would buy and make it this season. Nothing to dislike.
Fabric Used: Stretch cotton woven from Hancock. I bought the fabric from Hancock's late February. I thought it would be perfect for this dress. This fabric speaks to two fashion trends: Floral prints and the color fuchsia. And I'm a fan of both. The polyester lining also purchased from Hancock's
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: I only made a few.
FBA and experimenting with the placement of floral pattern.
No slit in the back
Didn't make a belt
Understitched the neckline and armholes - my preference.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
That's the plan. Next dress will be in a solid color. And yes I highly recommend this pattern to others. It is like the pattern says: "Fast and Easy".
Caution; the layers at the CB neckline may be a little thick depending on the weight of the fabric you use. Take your time with it.
Conclusion: I like this pattern and plan to make it again. When: Don't know. But it's a winner. Great spring/summer dress that easy to sew and very comfortable to wear. Try it!