Hey guys! How are ya doing!? LOL let's talk...
I had a luncheon to attend and I did not know what I wanted to wear.
You know how we do it, we stand in the closet and just complain about having NOTHING to wear.
Now I sew a LOT and I always have something I can grab at a moments notice but there was nothing in there that I WANTED to wear.
I had a dress that I started making but decided once I finished the bodice I didn't like the way it looked on me or the way it fit around the neckline. We all have those clothing items right? Right lol.
Instead of just throwing it all away, I decided to salvage it and make a skirt out of it.
I think that was the best decision I could have made.
Pattern Sizing: 8-16
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow? This instructions were fine. It's rated as easy but I don't think I would call this an easy pattern. Especially if you are a beginner. But this is just MY opinion. Even though there are no set in sleeves, this one has a gusset under the arm that I think can be confusing if you are new to sewing. Maybe I was tired and it just didn't make sense to me, again my opinion.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I purchased this for view C. I loved the neckline and the back of the dress.
Fabric Used: Cotton sateen
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: Here we go. I hardly ever make a muslin. EVER. I don't normally have any fitting issues, and when I do it's nothing significant. When I got to a point where I could try this on, the neckline was just WAY too high. I decided to keep going and add the lining. WAY too high. Felt like I was choking. I made a very last minute decision to make this dress to wear to a function the day before I wanted to wear it lol. If I would have had time, I would have just re-cut the top to lower the front neckline a little. I didn't have time and I wasn't going to stress over it so I just got rid of the top and kept is as a skirt. I added gros-grain ribbon to the waist and a zipper and called it a day.
Turned out great! I made it WORK lol
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I don't want to make this again and I don't recommend it at all.
Conclusion: I love my skirt that is supposed to be a dress lol.