|Taken from the Simplicity website. The other photo, of the same girl, with piped princess seams on the dress as per pattern envelope, wasn't on the site. This version appears to fit her a little better.|
This is the pattern envelope from the smaller size range
|I rather like the line drawings. It's the same pieces whether a sleeve is added or not|
The back pattern pieces come in slim, average and curvy. My hips measure at two sizes above the pattern piece given measurements, which means that I am a 'curvy' person and so used the curvy fit pieces. I've only once before used an Amazing Fit pattern (a skirt) and found the curvy hip pieces too curvy but I did as recommended.
|Raised and altered armscye on upper side front|
|Here you can see the lengthening affecting the armscye, the altered armscye and the area above the bust point|
|The purple line is the line that I would have cut following the PP method.|
I went with the cut area in the meantime. Quite a difference!
|Altered side back curve. I had to add to side seam as I had tapered to larger size at hips too late, I thought|
- I really didn't like where the front princess seam was lying and got David to draw in a more pleasing, for me, line.
- I felt the skirt was too flared for my liking and I decided I wanted it slimmed down a little - not to a straight skirt as this would perhaps take too much away from the original design concept.
- The front length was too long by quite a bit so I took away the length I had added to the pattern and more - I had to tuck up on a shorten line which I had to draw. Again I had to do this on all pattern pieces. I didn't change the back length at this stage.
- I moved the princess seam on the front closer to the centre below the upper side panel. This meant that I had to take away from the centre front and add to the side front at their junction. I still had to keep a smooth line.
- I took in a little at the hem of the sides (front and back) and tapered back to zero at the top of that piece (which joined to upper side front). I didn't take in as much as we had measured as I reckoned I would be better altering to suit later.