Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Notes on a Pattern - M6986




Today's installment of Note on a Pattern is the new Palmer/Pletsch fall wrap dress.  It has a little bit of 80's vibe with a "cinched waist".  I'm seeing a lot of 80-ish styling for the upcoming fall season and the "wrap dress" is a favorite.   I purchased this pattern as soon as I saw it. 

Things I like about it:

  • Wrap dress
  • Cut on sleeves (dolman), more room across the chest area.  More comfort and ease in wearing, still stylish.
  • Cinch waist; I'm thinking of using a stable knit for the dress and a faux leather/suede for the midriff to create an obi effect.
  • Palmer/Pletsch instructions and fitting techniques; I like having the fit lines drawn on the pattern.  It saves time.  Plus, this pattern as a different style bodice with cut on sleeves.  I like having the detailed instructions on how to handle the FBA.  
  • Because it's fall, I'm going to make view B, with length of view A.

The dress on the model, appears to be too big.  The cinching at the waist is not apparent.  I will  eliminate some of the style ease throughtout the dress.  Also, I will stitch the pleats so they lay flat.  They fall right on the tummy area.  I like to fit of the dress below.






That's it for this installment of Notes on a Pattern.  What do you think about this pattern?

Happy Sewing!
C

16 comments:

  1. I never noticed it until you shared it today. I look forward to seeing how you work this one. I might have to get this one. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks, L.
      Hopefully, I'll be able to prosuce a great fall dress.
      C

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  2. Great pattern choice Cennetta. Of course I bought it, but I can't wait to see yours.

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    1. Thanks, Faye.
      It's good to hear from you. You and do have some similar tastes in style and patterns to try. I'm excited about making this dress too.

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  3. Love this pattern and purchased it a couple of weeks ago. Plan to use a double knit and faux leather. Happy fall sewing.

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    1. Thanks Necie.
      Both of us will have something to share with the sewing community. I'm inspired by my fellow sewing blogger too.

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  4. What a lovely pattern, love the waist detail, but am not too fond of this kind of sleeves. Looking forward to your version.

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    1. The waist detail is one of the things that drew me to this pattern. Thanks.

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  5. You inspire me. Great pattern choice! I look forward to seeing the finished garment.

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    1. Great! We will see what happens. Thanks.

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  6. Pretty dress. It would not work for me. I am too busty. The top of that midriff piece that cinches the waist would be right at the bottom of my chest. I look forward to seeing your version though. I am sure you will look fabulous!

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    1. Thanks Tomasa,
      I am busty too and considered not making this dressa. But I wanted to give it a try anyway just to see if it's doable. Thank you for commenting.

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  7. I'll be interested to see how your dress turns out. The design lines look more elegant than the finished dress on the model.

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  8. I am looking forward to making this dress. What a great idea to use faux leather for the belt area. I think I will do this also. Thanks for the tips. I look forward to seeing your version on pattern review when you post it. Thanks.

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  9. I would very much like to see how the pattern turned out but I'm having difficulties with finding the right blog post. Could you please share with me the completed version?

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    1. Hi Heidy, I'm sorry it took me so long to respond. I have not made this yet. Still undecided, though. Perhaps you should make a muslin to see if it works for you. Also, Palmer/Pletsch includes the fit adjustment lines on the pattern. Thanks, Cennetta

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