Misses' dress sewing pattern with knit bodice and jacket or vest by Cynthia Rowley.
I cut a size 10 for the bodice and size 12 for the skirt. I was concerned this would be too loose and it wasn't--it was all most too tight. So next time I use a jersey I'll just make a size 12.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
(It's a tad bit windy out today!)
Were the instructions easy to follow?
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love the razor back and the overall dress design. I like the waist band and gathered skirt.
This is an easy dress to sew but be careful when sewing the facing to the back and front bodice pieces. I hand basted the curves and then serged over the hand basting. This ensured good sewing accuracy
A floral print matte jersey I found at Jo-Ann's several weeks ago. There are alot of colors in this fabric--gray, black, khaki, magenta, light pink and white. I love how they all blend together.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I don't usually make dresses with waist line seams since I'm short waisted. To make sure I wouldn't looks that way I added 1" length to the bodice. I even reduced the seam allowance to the waist band to get a least 1/2" more length.
(I LOVE these earring but they are a tad bit heavy. I knew it when I bought them but I just had to have them. It was nice to give them a couple of hours of wear!)
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I'd like to sew this at least one more time in a solid color fabric.
Super cute dress! I have the jacket in the works right now!
GALA Gown Progress:
As you know, I'm currently busy at work on my April 2nd Gala dress. I've cut out the muslin and made my fit decisions. I'll be cutting out the dress within the next hour. Here's the muslin pics--front and back view. I had to take them myself on my Phone and the quality isn't that good. Minus needing to make a few changes (I'll detail them in my review), the dress is looking good so far...
(Don't you love that over the shoulder picture taking technique. LOL!)