Pattern review after the pictures: Sorry for my look in these pictures, they were taken after a long day at work;
Fabric: Ponte and Tricot knits from Fabricland, these fabric have been in my stash for about two years. Pattern Description: Close fitting, lined dress has cap sleeves, front and back seam details, exposed zipper
Pattern Sizing: I cut size 14 for bodice and graded up to 16 from waist down using the waist markings and pattern line drawings .
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing it?: Pretty much I will say
Were the instructions easy to follow: So easy, especially with the pattern numbering, the odd and even pattern pieces were grouped by colour which makes it so easy
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: I did few to achieve my desire look.
- I lengthened the hem by 2", I could have added more because I had to reduce the hem to 1/4" from 1 1/4" which makes a total extra length of 3"
- I interfaced the neckline
- I used invisible zipper
- Used bagging method for the lining,
Would you recommend it to others?: I highly recommend to everyone who likes the style. I think one of this style is enough for me, so won't be making it again.
Conclusion: One of the reasons I joined the Fearless February sewalong (though not February yet...) is to sew outside my comfort zone, with this pattern, I will say I have been able to achieve at least this goal. I have used the bagging method of lining once and only in jacket lining, I never knew I could do the same with dress, until I read mimig blog's where she mentioned the process again and that was when it occurred to me that I could do the same with my dress. I plan to use this method more in any sewing that involves lining, because of the cleaner and more professional finish .
I am still a work in progress but enjoying every process.
Lesson's Learned: Bagging method of lining dress