Wednesday, April 13, 2011

V2237 - Fashion Show Dress

I was not able to take pictures at the show, too busy. So, for this review, I'm using the garment review photos. Ann and Summerset's suggestions worked like a charm. I was able to sew through the mylar dots with no problem. The rest of the dress was pretty easy to put together. This is the third time I've made this dress.

Review V2237

This piece was featured in the Red Carpet segment.

Pattern Description: A floor length, close-fitting, straight, and lined dress has boning, foundation, inside belt, shaped back hemline and back zipper.

Pattern Sizing: 8 -18; 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 and nothing confusing.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? The simplicity of this pattern was perfect for the fabric that I selected. Anything with too much structure would have made the piece too busy. The outer dress was two pieces, front and back with three pattern pieces for the foundation. Simple. No dislikes.

Fabric Used: Sequined, knit fabric (mylar dot). This fabric was the devil to sew. I tried stretch, ballpoint, and sharp needles. None worked. So, I posted my woes and several ladies posted recommendations. THANK YOU. I tried Ann's and Summerset's suggestions. Both worked like a charm. Ladies, if it were not for you, I would have given up on putting this one in the show.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: Alterations - I lengthen the dress. My sister is 5'10". I added straps and installed a invisible zipper.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? The fourth version is hanging in my closet. I was supposed to wear it to my Pastor's Annual Banquet last year, but I ended up wearing something else. So maybe I'll finish it this year. Yes, I do recommend this pattern to others. It's simple enough to make and it's a classic evening gown.

Conclusion: This is a simple evening gown that you can easily jazz up using a fancy fabric or adding embellishment. The community of sewists/designers helped save this dress from the trashcan.


  1. Thanks for the review! The dress is great looking!

  2. Cennetta - you're welcome!

    I'm really enjoying see all the pieces! Each one is unique and beautiful. I think this one is very glamorous - the simplicity of style really shows off the fabric. Of course, you have a gorgeous model, too.

  3. Absolutely, drop dead gorgeous! (both the dress and your sister) Isn't it wonderful to have the resource of so many people when problems arise?

  4. Seriously C, did you sleep? You have made some amazing garments for the fashion show and they all fit wonderfully on all different shapes! I need that little bowing icon because you got skillz!!!!

  5. Very nice! Love the fabric!

  6. Spectacular dress and such a beautiful sister. You are the queen of the fashion show sewing!!

  7. Congratulations on doing such a good job of sewing on a difficult fabric. That dress is definitely runway perfect!



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