Added Sep 21, 2009
This is my second dress attempt, ever. Thank goodness I had my mom helping me out, because I found the pattern quite challenging. I found the instructions a bit confusing. Some of the pattern pieces are marked with different terminology than is used in the instructions (i.e. “band” vs. “placket”), and terms like “neaten the seam” are used instead of… well, I never did figure out what that meant.
I am pleased with the outcome, though. I like the way the dress fits, for one, and for another, I think I learned some valuable sewing lessons. Like, my serger is not really a go-to machine for dressmaking. And, polyester is the devil.
This is made from some very sheer, very difficult to work with polyester. My roommate asked me to make one for her – I think I will insist she pick out some cotton or a cotton blend.
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