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I’ve been eyeing this dress for awhile, so was excited to see it offered on a Freebie Friday. The inside is just as pretty as the outside, which always makes me happy. I used a lightweight batik print, with a very thin linen bodice lining. It is a fairly fitted dress in the bodice … a zipper is specified, and you would need to adapt yourself if you choose to use another fastening method. I did have a little trouble with the bias binding on the armholes … while the size is right, adding it at the end, after the side seam is sewn, was definitely a challenge! I’d like to try it next time in a solid batiste fabric … maybe even white! … to show off the beautiful layered bodice - it seems to get a little lost in the print fabric!
I didn't make it yet because I'll have to adjust it as I own a Gotz doll. I studied it and it looks like a very nice pattern and, as usual, easy to follow. Thank you Pixie Faire!!! A1
This is the best thing I've made so far. Have to congratulate myself on my fabric selection - the secret to all the patterns no matter who the designer is. I selected some cotton lawn, floral of course. Could not have asked for easier pattern. Totally makes sense and as a hand sewer, I loved how the dress went together. I really think I outdid myself - or was it the well designed, tailored, unique little dress. I wonder!! Take this designer's couture sewing course. It really gave me a ton of confidence.
This pattern left me frustrated a couple of times. Firstly, the skirt pattern piece is not included. They just give you measurements to cut out a recatangle. I would think for a $9 pattern delivered digitally they could include this, just to save me a step or two. Also, if you choose to bind the armholes, the width of the bias tape called for is not near enough. It called for 1" wide strips. I used this initially and didn't have enough fabric to wrap around the seam, even though I followed the instructions as to seam allowance width and trimming. I had to pop the stitches and cut new bias that was about 1-3/4" wide. This performed much better. This has me wondering who even tests these patterns? Not the first time I've had to improvise with a Pixie Faire pattern. And I am a very experienced seamstress so it's not like I'm new at this. The dress is, however a very pretty shape and fits the doll well, and I like my finished product. Just not the price of the incomplete pattern. :-/