The Ada Dress

Hello everyone and welcome! I hope you are having a great day and an even better week!! Today I am sharing my most recent make, The Ada Dress (you can find it here)!! This pattern was the monthly pattern to sew for the #sewyourview challenge on Instagram, and Duana Chandler, also known as Duanadiypatterns on Instagram, is the guest host for this month, who launched her new Indi pattern company. This pattern is the first pattern that has been released, and it’s called the Ada Peplum and Dress! As you can see, I sewed the dress! Note: You can watch the full review on YouTube by clicking here!! Below you will find pictures and a detailed pattern review!!

Front View- Below

Back View - Below

Front View showcasing the Pockets - Below

Front View

Front View - Below

Sleeve Details - Below

Close up of Sleeve and Pocket

Line drawings for the dress pattern - below

Line drawings for the peplum shirt - below

Pattern Review Pattern Name: Ada Peplum and Dress Pattern Type: Indie or Independent Pattern Cost: $12.00 Pattern Description: Fitted bodice, with a peplum with buttons along the sleeve, short and long sleeve options. This pattern also features a circle dress with pocket. Pattern Sizing: 2-28 Size that I Cut: 18, however, the circle skirt portion turned out to be an 18 but the bodice was drafted to be much larger and it did cause fitting issues. I did cut the extra fabric that I was able to cut but I forgot about the sleeve area, so once I attached the sleeve to the bodice, the bodice was very shifty and it was sliding off my shoulder because of the sizing, but I plan to fix it. Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope? Yes Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like that it is a fit and flare style of dress, I like the sleeve details which are: button plackets, buttons, long and short sleeve options, the option of making the button placket functional or non- functional (mine are non-functional), the scooped back and the pockets. Fabric Used: A cotton/wool blend Fabric Purchased: Joan Fabrics in 2017 or 2018 Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made? Instead of adding a basting stitch to pull in the fabric in easier to hem the circle skirt, I just serged the edges and folded it twice. Pattern Alterations that are suggested: Yes, check the length of the dress. I would recommend adding a few inches if you are tall or have a larger bust or butt that may pull the dress up higher. Did you do anything different/special to make this project? No Would you recommend it to others? Yes


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