Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Easter 2010 - Simplicity 2588
My DD and I decided this would be a nice Easter dress for her. Back in January 2010 Marji sent me a grand box of goodies. The fabric was part of the gift. Thanks again.
Pattern Description: Misses'/Miss Petite Dress with neckline and skirt variations.
Pattern Sizing: Sizes 4 - 20. I made a size 10 with some adjustments.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, it looked like the photo/drawing (yellow dress).
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yep, as easy as 1, 2, 3...,
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like all of the views of this pattern. You know I'm really liking the Project Runway patterns. The pattern collection offers so many options. At a glance you are given eight dress designs. With fabric, mixing and matching the bodice and skirts, there are endless possibilities.
No dislikes at all.
Fabric Used: The fabric is purple/blue jacquard polyester I think.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I made a muslin of the top thinking I may have to make a broad shoulder adjustment. Looking at the muslin of this yoked bodice made me wonder if I needed to make a different kind of alteration. DD has broad shoulder true enough, but I think she also has a slight pigeon chest and (like mother, like daughter) a sway back.
In the muslin, I tried to feature out how to make the adjustments. Ann uploaded some illustrations for me which were a big help. Thanks, Ann. So I begin with altering the sleeves then making the adjustments in the yoke and bodice. But I forgot to make a sway back adjustment.
Sleeves - altered from square shoulders.
Back Yoke and Bodice- I had to remove about a inch from the center back seam through the upper back portion. I guess the sleeve alteration caused the gaping at center back.
Design Changes -
Bias Tape at the hems: skirt and sleeves.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes. I plan to. I think this is a great dress to try.
Conclusion: Great wardrobe builder. The pattern has several style lines that can be mixed and matched.
Parting shot: My Baby Sis modeling accessories made by my DD. Red feathered hair comb and earrings!