The princess slip is finished, and I love the way it turned out! I would have posted sooner, but I mislaid my camera, and wasn't able to get the pictures I wanted. The most time consuming part of the project was pleating the ruffle. I measured, pinned, ironed, and re-ironed. There must be a better way to do it. I added lace around the neckline and armholes. I decided to skip the eyelet lace and ribbon, around the neck since all of the lace insertions have ribbon running through them. When I tried it on, I realized why I should have done the eyelet and ribbon. The neckline it very wide - the shoulders hardly stay up on me, so if I'd had eyelet around the neckline, I would have been able to use the ribbon as a drawstring, and draw it up to fit. If I make this pattern again, I'll adjust it to make the neckline fit me better.
Pattern Review Checklist:
- Pattern Description: Slip pattern from 1912, with insertion lace trim.
- Pattern Sizing: 36” bust
- Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing it? Yes, except that the neckline turned out a lot wider than shown in the picture.
- Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, except that the placket instructions were not clear.
- What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love the elegance of the design.
- Fabric Used: Cream colored cotton
- Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: None.
- Would you recommend this pattern to others? Absolutely!
- Conclusion: I really enjoyed making this slip, and I would love to make it again sometime, altering it to be a dress.
- Pattern Name: Princess Slip, pattern 0336
- Sewer’s Skill Level: Intermediate
- Pattern Rating: 1-Not a Fan, 2 – So-So, 3 – Good/Average, 4-Better than Average, 5-I LOVED IT! and why? It is simple and logical, and yet made a beautiful garment.
- What skill level would someone need to sew this pattern and why? I would say that any intermediate seamstress would be able to sew this pattern. The insertion lace and the pleating might be overwhelming for a beginning seamstress.
- Were the instructions easy to follow? If not, what needs to be changed? It would be nice if more detailed instructions were added for making the placket.
- How was the fit/sizing? Did it correspond to what you thought? Yes, it turned out slightly too large for me, which was exactly how I thought it would turn out.
- Did you make any pattern alterations? If so, what alterations did you make? Where they fit or design alterations? I didn’t make any alterations.
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