One of the best things about the sewing community is, in my opinion, pattern reviews. I love the fact that I can visit PatternReview, BurdaStyle, My Sewing Circle or the vintage pattern wiki and find out whether a pattern is worth making or not. So in an effort to try and contribute more frequently to that community myself, I will post reviews of patterns I have used, and add them to PR as well. My ambition is to add at least one review per week. We´ll see if I manage to do just that! 🙂
Misses’ retro style dress with front, sleeve and neck variations.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Absolutely. I made view C in the wool twill, and view A in a rayon knit.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
This pattern was an absolute delight to follow, the instructions were easy to grasp and I had no concerns what so ever.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I really loved the fact that the paper pattern had separate front pieces for each size. No tracing necessary. I also loved the construction of the sleeve cuffs and the neck. Another great detail is the pleated waist.
I used a thrifted wool fabric, twill woven. A quite sturdy material, but great for this type of dress. I have also made this dress using a knit rayon fabric with good results, I just went down one size!
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I made a FBA by adding bust darts. it worked like a charm. Other than that, I didn´t do any alterations.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I have already made two versions of this dress, and will probably make another one in the nearby future. I will definitely recommend this!
A super flattering dress and a great pattern, that I absolutely will recommend to others!