Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Mixing It Up with NL6557 & M5624
This pattern has been reviewed 44 times on PR. It is no questioning the likability of this patterns. The first time I made View B was in 2007.
So why I'm I reviewing it again? Because there are endless possibilities for creating your own one of a kind dress. In recent years all of the major pattern companies have a "Create It" or "Design Your Look" line of patterns encouraging sewists to mix and match sleeves, bodice, collars, etc. This is a "technique" I've practiced for over 20 years. It was out of necessity/desire to get that sought after look without trying to draft my own patterns. So for this dress, I combined the top of NL6557 with the skirt of M5624.
Pattern Description: A-Line sundresses with various bodice styles.
Pattern Sizing: 8 - 18
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? The bodice did.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes. Nothing difficult.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I liked the style of dress. Perfect for summer. Easy to make and wear. No dislikes.
Fabric Used: silky polyester purchased at JoAnn's.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I did my usual FBA on the bodice and used the skirt of McCalls 5624 cutting it at the desired length.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes. And yes I would recommend it to others. This patterns was published in 2006. But it is still popular and fashionable.
Conclusion: I like really like this pattern. This dress will be part of my cruise wardrobe for my upcoming vacation in Mexico. If you like this style of dress, try this pattern. You won't be disappointed.