I have take on out my projects for the week which include a lace peplum dress using Simplicity 1650 made from this amazing Lace Fabric, I am hoping to have time to finish it this week.
Pattern: B5889 View D
Fabric Used: 100% Rayon purchased HERE and it is so soft and drapes like a dream. They also have a Fuschia color way too! and it is on SALE for $5.40 and use your coupon! "MIMIAPRIL10"
Pattern Sizing: I cut the XS and graded to a Small just at the hip (after I finished I realized the grading was not necessary; there was enough ease to fall away form my body)
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope when you were done? Yep
Were the instructions easy to follow? This is a VERY easy pattern to make. I looked over the instructions so I could review them but there was no need to use them if you have ever sewn anythng before. If you are a complete newbie this is a good one to start with because there are only 4 pieces.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like anything that is flowy and comfy and cute so this was right up my alley. I also knew I was going to make the dress version as seen n yellow on the website but because made it last night I forgot to check the length before I cut otherwise I would have added about 2" to the length. It's wearable but only on date night with the hubby LOL after taking the pics I took the dress off and will let the hem out about 1.5" just to add a little length ^_^
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: None. The dress is literally sen up the sides up to a point and then the edges of the armhole and shoulders are finished and tacked down. The neck binding is easy and the optional belt is pretty straight forward so there really was not much to it at all. The other nice thing about it is that there is a nice amount of ease so there are no fitting issues to deal with.
Would you sew it again? Yes I think I may do it again and take the hem to the floor to create a comfy loose fitting maxi.
Would you recommend it to others? Most certainly!
DIY Floral Dress (similar) HERE and HERE / Steve Madden Heeled Sandals HERE / MK Watch HERE / Sunnies (old)
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