Here we go...
V8688 View B Modified
Pattern Sizing: I cut the small because I did not want it to be close fitting if it was going to look like my self drafted one.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? well no not really, lol
Were the instructions easy to follow? I didn't use them since I had altered the pattern I just did it my way.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?I liked that it was basic enough so I could easily alter it.
Fabric Used: Striped lightweight DK I found at Mood Fabrics
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: okay so if you saw this dress then it will make more sense what I did to this pattern. First pick a size larger then what you normally would cut ( I normally would have cut this as an XS so instead I cut the S to get the right loose fit) then I knew that I wanted to eliminate the dolman sleeves so I measured 5" from the neck edge towards the shoulder and marked it, then I measured down from that point to the point where the waist starts to curve creating that dolman sleeve and I cut. Then I just took some of the curve out of the sleeve I had chopped off so it resembled a regular sleeve and tapered it to be fitted. I also made the scoop neck a little bigger so I could wear it off my shoulder, then all I did was add 1/4" SA to both pieces. The only other change was that I added a curve to the hem.
Conclusion: I got the same exact look and with minimal effort, love it!
PR: V1051Pattern Description:
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? I didn't use them because i have made these pants at lead 4 times. The first time I read them I would have to say, yes! the instructions are clear.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like this pattern because it is easy to alter/ add or simplify and it always fits great.
Fabric Used: Medium Weight Twill
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: not anything major but I did make them more fitted through the hip and gave them a slightly bigger flare.
Conclusion: I love my pants!
What I Wore
V8688 Top & V1051 Pants
MK Bag w/ Tory Burch Sunnies
DIY Scarf in a Fab Linen Jersey Blend
Tory Burch Cuff
BCBG Bling Bracelet
White & Gold Ring from F21
MK Eternity Band & Coach Bangle