Tuesday, April 19, 2011
The Ladies - Breakfast at Tiffany's - LBD's
My sister, DD and I all modeled dresses for the Breakfast at Tiffany's - Little Black Dress segment.
DD's Dress -
Pattern Description: Misses Dress with sleeve and back variations. Project Runway pattern.
Pattern Sizing: 4 - 20; I used size 12.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes. it did. I made the chartreuse version on the envelope.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Typical simplicity instructions for this type of dress. Nothing confusing about it.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like the neckline and the back yoke of this dress. No dislike.
Fabric Used: A poly blend jacquard from New Rainbow Fabric and china silk for the lining.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: This one was easy to fit. Aside from the sway back adjustment, I tweaked it as I sewed taking a chance that it would fit okay. Size 12 is a little too big for DD from bust line through the hip area. I added about 1 inch to length for a slightly deeper hem. This dress has front and back facing, which I do not like. I lined the dress.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I don't think I'll sew this again. I have hundreds of dress patterns. Seriously, hundreds.
Conclusion: This is a fairly easy pattern to sew. I chose this silhouette to contrast the other two LBD entries made by yours truly.
My Sister's Dress
Wouldn't you it? I do not have a deceit picture showing the front of the dress. Sorry.., If someone gives me a better photo I'll post it later.
Pattern Description: MISSES' DRESS AND BELT: Semi-fitted, lined dress, mid-knee has raglan sleeves and back zipper. A: self-fabric belt with buckle. B: attached mock front belt with buckle. C: collar with purchased pin.
Pattern Sizing: 6 - 22. I used size 12.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes.
Were the instructions easy to follow? No problems with the instructions. Easy breezy.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? My sister and I liked the collar and thought this was a good basic dress pattern for her. No dislikes.
Fabric Used: silk dupioni from New Rainbow Fabrics and china silk for the lining.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: My sister is easy to fit. I only made two changes: Added about 2 1/2 inches to the length and used size 10 at the waist. Design change: I hand picked the zipper and added glass beads.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I may make this dress for myself. The view in green.
Conclusion: This is a basic shift dress pattern that is easy to sew.
My Dress - New Look 6824 hounds tooth
This dress was completed in November 2010. So there you have it. Three LBD's for the Breakfast at Tiffany Fashion Show segment.
The final outfit modeled was I faux leather outfit that I made 2007. My sister did the honors since I have changed sizes again. sigh, sigh.