Well, you seen this dress in the last blog regarding my sewing room.
This dress, gave me so many headaches. I really struggled with this dress.
For this one, I used It’s Simplicity It’s So Easy A2884. I made view A. The only difference is that view A is longer than view B.
By this time I had put on some weight, so I cut a size 16. Then I seen that this had lining and boning, 14” Zipper, and hook and eye.
I used a light green chiffon fabric that I purchased from Joann’s, again on their clearance. I also purchased the China Silk 100% polyester green lining to go underneath the chiffon.
I have to say, I did not find this easy. To me it was not a beginner pattern.
I consider beginner patterns, to be simple, and easy to understand. I found this pattern to be anything but these things.
I really struggled with the instructions for the bodice.
First I struggled with making the V neck.
I understood instructions #1, 2, and 3 with no problem.
This is where I started getting confused. Now it makes sense to me, but for a beginner, a video would have been better than these instructions.
I was able to do the Neck straps.
But now we are getting into the lining. I attached the lining, but as you noticed in the finished picture, my V in the middle looks horrible.
This was where I was getting confused, attaching the lining, and the boning.
I must have pulled this thing out like 5 times trying to understand the process.
Here is the finished product. For some reason I think the middle portion is too big. The gathers are a little off.
I guess that some would like it. But it was not a good shape for my body type. When I put it on, it appeared to have added 10 lbs to me.
I think I ended giving it up to Goodwill. Hopefully, someone liked it.
It was a good first try. You have to learn somehow.
Onto the next project!
Until next time, Cheerio!