McCalls 5314 View B
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Pattern Description: Dresses A, B, C have princess seams, collar with collar band, forward shoulder seams, flared skirt, self ties and sleeve variations; dress A has armhole facings; dress B has gathered sleeve with pleats and binding; dress C has three-quarter length sleeve with cuffs.
Pattern Sizing: I cut a size 6
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes
Were the instructions easy to follow? The instructions are super simple.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I liked the whole thing, the bodice is easy to fit with multiple sizes for B, C, D cups etc..
Fabric Used: Cotton Swiss Dot in an eggplant color
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: I didnt make any changes, the dress came together very easy. The only thing I will warn you about is the "NEVER ENDING FREAKIN HEM" I swear I was sewing the hem FOREVER....LOL
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I would recommend it!
Conclusion: Love it!!!
Simplicity 2758 View C
Pattern Description: Skirts
Pattern Sizing: I cut a size 8
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Well Kinda
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, they are easy enough
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I liked the skirt but there were a few things I did different.
Fabric Used: A wonderful wool plaid
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: Okay, the first thing is that after I made the skirt I put it on the wrong way with the zipper to the back (it supposed to be a side zipper but when I put it on wrong I realized that I liked the effect of the center seam with the plaid so I left it this way. NOW really there is no change to the skirt it is technically sewn correctly I am just choosing to wear it with the zipper to the CB instead of to the side...lol and it works :)
Also, I fully lined the skirt, I just wanted something soft against my skin :) I will show pics of that later :)
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I think I might :) and I do recommend it. to the side ;)
Conclusion: Love this skirt, I am making a matching vest and a coordinating striped blouse which should be done by weeks end.