Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Loes Hinse 5303 New York Dress, Cavalli cotton/lycra knit panel

4/11/07 2:49 PM
Last Updated:4/11/07 2:54 PM
Pattern Size:Regular
Project Photo:photo
Pattern Photo:Loes Hinse Designs 5303
Loes Hinse Designs Pattern Information
Pattern Rating:Easy to sew
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Pattern Description: The New York Dress is an easy fit simple dress that skims the body. It is designed for knits. I made this once before from a black ottoman rib knit and loved the ease and comfort. When I acquired this fabulous fabric I wanted to make a simple garment that would show off the fabric and not waste much of the wonderful design on the panel.

Pattern Sizing: Sizes XXS through XXL in one envelope. I made size Small with no alterations!

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes another view

Were the instructions easy to follow? This is a very simple garment and although Loes Hinse's directions are minimal they are enough in this case. Front, back and sleeves. The sleeves are put in in the flat so even that is easy. I spent more time fiddling with the serger to get a good 5 thread seam than I did sewing.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? This is one of my favorite looks for me....v neck with skim the body fit. Also it uses very little yardage. As my fabric was a panel of only 1.6 yards I was limited to what would work and I really wanted something more than just a top.

Fabric Used: Cotton/lycra knit panel designed by Roberto Cavalli from EmmaOneSock. I took some time figuring out the best layout for showing off the fabric designs but the fabric was very easy to sew.

Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: none

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I highly recommend this pattern. I haven't sewn the other view and I'm a bit skeptical of it but I love this one.

Conclusion Great to show off a special fabric. Here's a close up.

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