08 September 2013
Bonus Dress + Pattern Review | Simplicity 2582
I'm calling this dress a "bonus" because it wasn't initially intended for me. It was supposed to be for someone else however they didn't follow thru to pay for it. I recently lost 10 lbs. so the dress fits me. BONUS. Fortunately I was only out of less than $20 for fabric + shipping (BONUS) but it was definitely a lesson learned.
Here's my pattern review. Simplicity 2582
Pattern Description: Misses and Miss Petite Dress and Gown
6-14. I cut the 14 but could have cut a 12. View B.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
This was a project I started a while ago and just recently finished. I don't remember anything bad about the instructions.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I like that the design is very simple so the fabric pretty much makes the dress.
I used a poly chiffon on clearance at fabric.com. I want to say the fabric was around $3/yard.
I used cotton to underline the skirt. In hindsight I should have used something lighter as it made the dress quite stiff. It's end of summer here so I won't worry about it for now. But probably before I wear it again next summer I will change the lining.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I probably wouldn't sew this pattern again as I have so many other patterns I haven't sewn yet but I would definitely recommend it to others.
This dress ended up being a lesson learned for me. I was "commissioned" to make this dress for someone but after ordering the fabric she didn't follow thru to pay for the dress. Lesson learned. However since I recently lost 10 lbs, I decided to complete the dress for myself. And I was only out of about $12 for fabric + shipping. It's a great addition to my summer wardrobe. Before I wear it again I'll need to take in the bodice a bit.