Yall have Toy to thank for this post because I did NOT feel like doing it lol.
I wasn't sure about the print on this dress AND the ruffles (thought it might be too busy, even though it was my first choice lol) until Toy pointed me in the direction of Jason Wu Spring 2011 Collection.
I was IN LOVE and I'm now HOOKED on the style.com app lol. I have all KINDS of inspiration now.
Anyway, back to the review.
These were the ones I loved:
I figured hey, if HE can do it. I KNOWWWWWWWWWW I can pull inspiration from this runway and make it wearable for me lol.
Pattern Description: Fitted dresses A, B, C with lined bodice, darts, neckline variations, waistline seam, back slit opening, side zipper closing and above mid-knee length; purchased belt or ribbon and flower pin.
I made view C. I made view A last year. You can see that here.
Pattern Sizing: 14-20
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow? Very easy.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I loved the pattern.
Fabric Used: Poly chiffon.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: The pattern doesn't call for a lining on the dress so I had to underline the poly because it was so sheer. I used a lightweight ivory cotton poplin. I did notice that even after understitching the neck, it would roll. I don't know why though. Can anyone help me understand what I did wrong? Thanks!
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I HIGHLY doubt I will sew this view again, but I love view A for my TNT shift dress. It was VERY easy, but because of my fabric, it took FOREVER to sew.
Conclusion: Great pattern and I'm in LOVE with my dress.
Here are some additional pictures:
This is the bottom ruffle. I LOVE the pleats. I wish it was pleated like this on the top also.
I did a rolled hem on ALL the ruffles. I promise it took me 3 days to do this. Time consuming but SO worth it.
I LOVE this dress and I'll treasure it for years to come. LOVE It!
Ok, up next some tops I've made and haven't posted lol.