Wednesday, May 27, 2015



This is the 1st of my mourning trousseau. When I saw this knit at FF I had to have it. I've been wanting something floral for a minute now.

M5042 is out of print I think. I bought it years ago when I started back sewing with patterns. So it's been sitting in my pattern stash... since I had a stash.

M5042, A sundress with princess seamed bodice and a flared skirt. I made version C: high necked with no belt. I have a belt should a want it belted. Why are princess seams called that? Anybody?

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the envelope?
Yes it did

Were the instructions easy to follow?:
I didn't use them

How long did it take from cut to finish?:
About 3 hours

What did you like/dislike about the pattern?
I sewed it straight out of the bag

Fabric used?:
Cotton knit

Pattern alterations or design changes made?:
Because it's knit, I didn't add a zipper. I added 3" to the length of the bodice. I always add 3" to bodices because my breasts take up a lot of space. But... I only needed about 2". I like for the waist to sit at my waist. It's about an inch too long. I can always take it in if it bothers me too much. Won't kill me. I also added binding to the neck and arms to finish it off. The pattern didn't call for anything like that but it looked shabby without it.

Would you sew it again?
I was thinking about it. I have some polka dot fabric to make a sundress. It's a toss up if I use one of the other versions or another pattern all together. I like the fullness of the skirt

Would you recommend it to others?

I like this dress. It's perfectly simple but dressy enough to wear to work or to some party. I can see myself wearing this deep into fall with a blazer or sweater and some tights. And the daisies are too damn cute.



Tee said...

Very pretty!

Dorothy DotDot said...

I agree with you the fabric and the pattern is cute!

MAD14kt said...

What lovely fabric to match a cute pattern ;)

Leigh said...

I love the pattern and all that talk about treadle sewing machines has got me thinking about sewing again. Really, my own machine just needs a new bobbin case (I think) which would be the cheapest way to go (besides hand-sewing, ha). Someone left a link to a newly made treadle machine by Janome (model 712T). Price wasn't bad but I'd still need the foot treadle mechanism and cabinet. Maybe I'll just get a bobbin case while I'm trying to decide.

Anyway, I think it looks really good without the belt but have no idea about "princess" seams.