Last Fall, I took advantage of a fabric sale at Joann's Fabric and found this fantastic, retro, wavy, print for a steal. It is a cotton with a little stretch from I guess, a bit of spandex. I decided to use this fabric for this dress because I figured that it would be very forgiving as there is only 2.5 inches of ease. I had a bit of concern about the dart details being lost in the print, but I love the print so much I decided to forgo that concern.
Here is my review and completed project photos.
Pattern Description: Misses' Passport dress & jacket. Lisette Sew Your Style pattern.
Pattern Sizing: 6-22, I made a straight 12.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes and the illustrations helped when the words confused.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love the pattern design; the pleats in the shirt and the V pleat in the center. I love the placement of the division of the bodice and skirt, not at waistline, not empire. Very flattering placement.
Fabric Used: Stretch cotton from Joann Fabrics.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I made no changes whatsoever! This dress went together great and I didn't need to change a thing.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes! You will have to stop me from making too many. It is rare to find a pattern that comes together so well and looks great too! I have another cut and ready to sew and a green linen that is calling for a passport dress! I will add an invisible zipper next time, though the lapped zipper worked fine here.
Conclusion: I love this pattern! Love my dress!
|Got my bag, and ready to go!|
|I love this dress!|