Hey blogger friends. I aint gone just yet. I finally got to get a little project done. It took me a week to get it done but, it was totally worth it after I finished. Due to me working and going to school I got to throw in a bit of sewing ever day making plans on what I will finish everyday so I could get this done.
I love how it came out. I am not a dress fan but, I wanted to do this in denim and see how it comes out. Plus since it has a belt to go with it I totally had to do this pattern and see would I love it.
I did the pattern by Butterrick 5194.
I used this pretty blueish cotton fabric for the inside lining only at the top of the dress. I like how I let a little of it shows at the collar. :)
Close up on fron
Also as you can tell I have a pocket on my right side of the dress. The pattern asked for 2 pockets but, I only wanted one pocket. I also like how the pocket hides you cant tell it's there. :)
Close up on back
Here go my pattern review.
Pattern Description: A denim dress
Pattern Sizing: 22W
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? A little it did look a bit like it.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Very easy to understand.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I didn't have any dislikes I just did my own alternations on what I wanted to change.
Fabric Used: Denim and cotton
Notions Used: 5 buttons that measure in 1 1/8 inches
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: Only did one pocket instead of two pockets. Only did 2 of the belt loops in the back of the dress. I cut it shorter to the knees but, I also added a bit of denim and gave it a bit of a hem at the bottom. Serged to the lining of the opening only used a little of the cotton fabric for the inside of the lining where the collar is and a bit of the opening of the dress. The one pocket also have the same fabric of the lining.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I would sew this again but, with a different fabric. I would recommend it also.
Conclusion: This is the first dress I have every made for myself. I like how I can show off my waist with this dress with the belt that was one reason why I decided to make this dress. It worked out great I gave it my own unique-ness to it with my own style to make it my own.
There you have it my latest projects. A dress. My very first dress made for me by me. :)
Thanks for stopping by. Hope everyone have a great week. Take care. Of course I will be back with another project soon. :)