Happy Valentine's Day! I hope you all have a lovely evening and for those single today and without dates do not fret, sometimes the best company is yourself. The hubby and I don't really do much on VD especially when it falls on a weekday but this year we are not even together ;-( he had to fly out to Atlanta this morning so we'll make up for it on Saturday and he can enjoy my date night dress then.
I put the dress on to do a review and share it with all of you and then took it off through on some jeans and off I went so if you run into me today don't expect to see this dress, LOL!!
I didn't intent for this to be a dress for VD but I had this pattern in my stash and this sweater knit I picked up at Michael Levine's a long time ago and although the pattern is for a top I wanted to make it a dress and so I did. When I was done the hubby thought it was PDS (pretty damn sexy) and so a date night dress it became.
The WINNER of the necklace is...... Josanne Mitchell
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Pattern Description: V7997 (out of print) but still available online
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern once you were done sewing with it? Yes kind of
Were the instructions easy to follow? This is so super easy and super fast to make. The instructions are pretty clear.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?I have had this pattern in my stash for a long time because I love the look.
Fabric Used: I used a sweater knit I had in my stash from a last year. These HERE will work and THESE too.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I made the top into a dress by using my hip curve ruler and adding length to it with a little extra to for the gathers at the side. It was really just that easy. I also cut the back piece in two pieces instead of on the fold so I could adjust for the curve of my lower back.
Would you sew it again? I think I might make it again in another fabric and will play with the off the shoulders collar and maybe exaggerate it a bit.