Somehow I developed a very bad habbit of hoarding patterns during $1 & $1.99 sales. I think somewhere somehow I decided that if I had the pattern then I had just about made the garment. Hence – I have boxes and boxes and boxes of unopened, never sewn patterns. And for some reason, whenever I want to make something new …. you guessed it – I buy another pattern! Why do I do this????? I. Have. Plenty. Of. Patterns.
One pattern that I have never ever let myself forget that I have is a really fun Anna Sui Vogue Pattern (V1046). While Vogue patterns never go on sale for a buck, they do go on sale for $3.99 and that’s only $3 more, so BANG, I’m in! This one was love-at-first-sight!
I’ve been in the mood to sew from patterns lately, so naturally I’m starting with those stashed away in the crevices of my mind…and this is one of the first to make “the cut!”
Overall, I’m really happy with the results …
If I was going to review the pattern (a sort of moot idea since it’s no longer in print!), I’d say that the pattern runs very big. I made my dress a size smaller than I am and it still looks about 2 sizes too big. I’m wearing it, don’t get me wrong, but it’s definitely fuller in real life than shown on the cover of the pattern.
I’ll try to snap a photo of me in it when I wear it out so that you can see what I mean!
And now for the breakdown:
Cost: $3 for the fabric, $3.99 for the pattern = $6.99. FOR A DRESS!!!! Hilarious.
Time: This took more time to cut out the pattern than it did to construct! Since you have to use lightweight fabric, it can be tricky to pin and cut and keep steady. So, I’m estimating this took me about 2.5 hours. I didn’t do it all in one sitting so this is a guess. I think it was worth it; however, I probably won’t make this pattern again.
So finally that particular pattern is off my list of things to do.
I’m off to conquer the other 400 patterns in my stash …..