|Reviewed by:||Ann Smith|
|Posted on:||6/24/04 1:25 AM|
|Last Updated:||6/24/04 1:51 AM|
|Pattern Rating:||I would definitely sew this pattern again|
|I have been so busy with reorganizing my sewing room, learning to use my new machines and taking trips that I haven't had time to do much sewing. So I have decided to so some reviews of patterns I made a few years ago but still enjoy wearing. Issey Miyake patterns have always been favorites of mine because they are intriguing to sew but stay wearable for years.|
This dress from about 4 years ago is still one of my favorite summer dresses. I hope to make it again soon in a color (see Harriet's review for a glorious yellow). The pattern is out of print but I see it for sale on eBay from time to time. It is a semi-fitted, straight and pullover dress with mock bands and lapped seams. It is basically 2 large rectangles for the dress and 2 smaller rectangles for the sleeves. The sleeves are attached with a twist at the underarm which is a bit of a puzzle. Figuring that out was the only tricky part.
It ranges from size S (8-10) to XL (20-22) in 4 different patterns. I used a moderate weight black linen.
I added on several inches at the side seams for bust and hip. The rectangle design is crucial to the look, so I just made the rectangle wider straight up and down. I eliminated the button closure at the underarm which I didn't need for putting it on. This was probably possible because of the extra width to the rectangle.
This is a great dress to showcase a necklace. I always get compliments when I wear it.