Living in a hot climate, I've had to use my imagination of cold weather to work out how to wear this one. I really like how the dress and the cowl are seperate pieces so you can wear them with other items.
Pattern Description: Misses' knit dresses and cowl - collar sewing pattern, Cynthia Rowley Collection. (From Simplicity Website)
Pattern Sizing: 6-22. I made a 14.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes. I made View A.
Were the instructions easy to follow? The instructions are very easy as the dress is just 4 basic pattern pieces rather like a t-shirt dress really. I didn't follow the instructions the whole way through as they have you hem the sleeves before setting them in the sleeve and I wanted to check the length of them after I had done this as I knew they were going to be too long. I coverstitched all the hems and the neckline. I also constructed the whole dress on my overlocker without using the sewing machine for the seams. I think if I made this again, I would put the sleeve in on the flat rather than using the set in method. The cowl instructions as very easy and make for a neat finish.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like how you can use the dress and the cowl seperately. There is not much shape to the dress but i think I'm ok with that. I made a 14 as I didn't want it to be tight across the back and not too fitted.
Fabric Used: Sophia Double Knit purchased from Fabric.com
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I shaved off 1cm from the armcycle and shortened both the sleeves and bottom hems by 6cm.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I think I might sew the cowl again as I think it would be quite versatile. Still thinking about whether I would sew the dress or not. I'll have to wait for the weather to get colder to see how much I wear it.
Conclusion: Another item completed for the Wardrobe Basics SewAlong. Easy and quick pattern.
I'll be back soon with another completed item from the Wardrobe Basics SewAlong the Black Turtleneck.