Friday, October 1, 2010

Simplicity 5898

I made the above dress. Yes I know its a maternity dress. No I'm not pregnant. I assumed that a maternity dress would fit my boobs. Even so I graded it up 2 sizes and added 6 inches to the bottom. The pattern was from 1965 and that was the mini skirt era. Turns out I didn't need to, and I ended up cutting 6 inches off the bottom. Its all good. I'll make it again when I get pregnant. So here we go. My 1st pattern review.....

Pattern Description
A-line short sleeved or sleeveless maternity dress.

Pattern Sizing

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes it did

Were the instructions easy to follow?
I suppose. I didn't follow them... much. I saw at the end that I could have made it a lot easier than I did.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I should have followed the instructions

Fabric Used:
Dark brown suiting. I found out after wearing it it was too heavy for the dress.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I graded it up 2 sizes but didn't need to. Since it is heavy, I will probably convert it to a jacket and skirt. It's just that much heavy fabric

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes. I plan to sew this a lot since I now know it will fit and come together so lovely. I will use it for maternity dresses. and I will use only light weight fabric for it.

Very easy and very cute. My 1st official vintage dress from start to finish. It is very good.