Monday, June 21, 2010
Grecian Style Dress - Simplicity 2692
Thursday afternoon, I thought to myself: "Self take a day off work to do some sewing." So Friday I spent time making this dress and another from S2938 (my next review of the day). This dress took a total of 3 1/2 hours from cutting to hemming. I'm really pleased with the results and may make another before the end of summer.
Here's my review:
Pattern Description: Misses' Dress in two length with Bodice variation. This is a Grecian style dress that can be made up in a woven or knit fabric.
Pattern Sizing: 4- 20
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes. I decided to contrast the tie and midriff.
Were the instructions easy to follow? A breeze for view C with the shoulder tie of view D.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I liked the Grecian design of the dress. No dislike.
Fabric Used: A polyester knit from my stash (black and magenta) and the contrast is matte jersey leftover from another project. Last year I purchased the at Vogue Fabric. It has a soft hand and is very stretchy with great recovery. I did not know what I'd make out of it, but thought it was very pretty and unique.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
- Added about an inch and a half to the bottom of the bodice. And two inches to the length of the skirt.
- Omitted the zipper thinking I wouldn't need it as the fabric is very stretchy. But if you make this in a woven or straight matte jersey, add the zipper to the side seam.
- Contrasted the midriff and tie.
Before laying the pattern pieces on the fabric, I experimented with the placement of the "diamond" shapes in the fabric making sure they fell on the most flattering area of my body. The coordination of the fabric design was key in how the design of the dress would look on my body.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I'm considering view A out of some Georgette that I have in my stash. And yes I would recommend it to others. Several PR members tried this pattern already creating their own one of a kind dresses.
Conclusion: If you are making a cute Grecian style dress this summer, try this one. It easy to sew.