I could not wait to finish this dress and although I cut it out last weekend I just didn't have time to sew it so yesterday I took the day to do some sewing. My review of the pattern is below along with a "Get The Look" option for my non-sewing dolls.
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Pattern: S1650 View A
Fabric Used: Corded Raschel Lace with Scalloped Edges in "Electric Grape" they also have it in other amazing bright colors HERE and you can still use this months coupon code"MIMIAPRIL10"
I used a Bemberg lining found HERE
Pattern Sizing: I cut size 6 ( I cut a size 8 for the skirt and just graded down to 6 at the waist)
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope when you were done? Yep
Were the instructions easy to follow? I didn't use the instructions because I used a sheer lace and had to create a lining from the pattern pieces it so I just used my own methods. I did however read them for the sake of the review and they were clear and easy to understand. There are not many pieces and the princess seams allow for a better fit and easy adjustments.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I am a sucker for a peplum ;-)
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: None. I did however create a lining with the pattern pieces.
Would you sew it again? I will probably make it again in a casual eyelet fabric.
Would you recommend it to others? Most certainly!