It took way longer than it should have, but I finally finished my version of Laurel. I finished reading The Great Gatsby on my commute the other week, and I wanted something that would capture the decadent, opulent, lush feel of the novel.
Btw, I didn’t realize how sheer this dress was. I’m lucky there’s a brown fence behind most of me.
Edit: Thanks for reminding me guys, I am entering this in the Colette Patterns contest.
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Pattern Description: Loosely fitted basic sheath dress or top.
Pattern Sizing: 0-18. I cut a 4 on top and tapered to a 6 on the bottom.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, sort of.
Were the instructions easy to follow? I have on idea, I didn’t read the directions.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like how versatile and simple this pattern is.
Fabric Used: Sheer crushed velvet.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I changed this pattern a lot. I dropped the neckline, took out the front and back darts, and raised the hem. I wanted a 60s-inspired does 20s-inspired version. I serged the side seams and hem and used seam binding to finish the neckline and armholes. I removed the darts since I didn’t think the crushed velvet could handle it, and I wanted to keep it simple.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes and yes. I’d really like to sew this so it would actually look like Laurel version, and not severely modified.
Conclusion: I’d definitely make this again.