Tuesday, January 20, 2009

BWOF Dress 106

Here's my dress!!! and here's my review on patternreview.com
I don't post to many reviews on PR but I thought since I changed some things on this dress someone might get so helpful ideals from it. Pattern description : From the magazine:A simple, slim jersey dress in dark boardroom blue will become a fashion focal-point thanks to witty sleeve flounces.

Pattern sizing: I made a 38, added an extra inch to the bust and took an inch off the waist

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? I didn't look at them...

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?Nothing to dislike at all!

Fabric Used: A poly/knit I bought in Panama City, Panama.The lace I used in the sleeve panel is a stretch lace from Jo ann's

Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: I added darts at the waist back to give more shape to the dress.I used a different fabric for the sleeve panel and added a simple tie belt out of that same fabric.Also , The usual for me and BWOF... add an inch on the bust, take an inch off the waist.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?Yes and yes. This would be a good pattern if you've never sewn a BWOF.Give it a try!

Conclusion: This pattern has been made a few times and posted already but I wanted to show my version of it since I added some darts for shaping and because I used a different fabric in the sleeve panel above the flounce... here's a better pic of the sleeve



12 comments:

Julia said...

Beautiful dress. It looks awesome on you. I'd have to leave out the darts so it wouldn't be so fitted on me, though. The sleeves are very pretty. I love the colors. Julia

Lisa said...

Neat way to do the sleeves. You look great.

Sheila said...

That is a lovely dress and like the modification using lace.

Becky said...

Lovely dress! Love your choice of fabric, and the lace sleeves are really fun!

Faye Lewis said...

Ok, that is real cute! And such a lovely fabric from Panama.

Shannon said...

Great dress! I love the contrast sleeves and adding darts was a great idea. I may have to try this pattern.

Jacqui said...

That is so awesome how you did the sleeves! Great fit!

BTW, I nominated you for a blogger award on my blog, if you want to participate. =)

Little Sewing Alcove said...

wow, that's awesome...love the sleeves. Good work!

austin said...

gorgeousdress!


BTW, Happy birthday!


(I saw it listed on PR)

Angelia said...

Thanks for your comments and complements!

Cennetta said...

Great looking dress. The lace makes it extra purrrrtty!

disa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.