Monday, August 31, 2009

Another dress......

Yes , I made another dress but this time from Khaliah Ali collection ....simplicity 2774. A very simple dress, with empire waist ........


Here is my review.
Fabric: Matte Jersey from Joann.
Pattern Description: Misses or Plus Size Knit Dresses & Tunics;
Pattern Sizing: size 10 – 18. I cut size 14 and graded up to 18 for the skirt
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?: I think so and as always with more TLC.....lol.
Were the instructions easy to follow: I followed some of the instructions but I used some other techniques..
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: No alteration to the pattern, but here are some of the things I did differently
First I interfaced the neck band and the facing, and I sew the two together seperately as you would do when making collar.
I folded up the back facing and slip stitched it to the back for a neater finish.
I also added a belt to the dress, because without it the dress will look more like a maternity gown. I finished the hem on my coverstitch machine and serged all the raw edges.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? The pattern is very simple to make, I love the empire waitline and the sleeves .
Would you recommend it to others? Yes .
Conclusion: Very lovely dress, I love the fact that I didn't have to do any alteration and the flow of my fabric ..........
~ Aminat


12 comments:

  1. Great dress! I love the brown and blues together.

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  2. Well done. I like the colour and styling for you.

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  3. That is a really pretty dress and love the color combo in the fabric of teal and brown.

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  4. Lovely dress and like the brown and teal print.

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  5. Love your dress, and the fabric too. I actually made a top from that fabric earlier this year. I loved it so much I went back to JoAnns and purchased more for a skirt which I made back in the Spring.

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  6. Thank you all for all your wonderful comments

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  7. I love this dress. It looks great on you. The belt was a good idea. These loose dresses can sometimes make us look pregnant I agree but are so cool on a hot day.

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  8. Congratulations, Aminat! You are the winner of my 300th post give-away! Send me an email, gwendolyn_campbell@hotmail.com and I'll get the Kiva gift certificate to you! :)
    Take care, Gwen

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