Thursday, 1 July 2010

Pattern Review - M5927 the frankendress

Here is the third and final installment of 'what I finished on the Friday Night Sew-In.  I am calling this the frankendress because it is the bodice of one pattern (M5927) attached to the skirt of another (Vogue 8494, which I used to make my Christmas dress last year).

The fabric is the same stretch suiting as I used for the black a-line skirt and grey pencil skirt.

I didn't need to make an fba as the pattern has different front patterns for different cup sizes.  I love it how pattern companies are doing that these days, it makes one less alteration I have to make!

Here's the back.  I made my normal short and narrow back alterations.  I'm not sure what's going on with those wrinkles in the lower back.  It could be the way I'm standing as I've never noticed them before.  Or, I've just thought it could also be the weight of the skirt as the fabric has a two-way stretch.  I stabilised the waist of the skirt with twill tape but maybe I need to add a stay?

Anyway the fit is pretty good if I may say.
Here is a close up of the bodice.  Now I am pretty sure that wrinkle is a posture thing.  It was really cold and I think I am hunching my shoulders a bit.
I'm not sure if you can see the detail of the pretty design on the mother-of-pearl buttons.  I originally bought them for a jacket but then I ended up using the jacket fabric for a skirt and these poor beauties have been homeless ever since.  It's nice to finally use them.

You'll be able to get to the full review from my widget if you are interested in the gory details.

3 comments:

Gail said...

Lovely. The buttons are a great touch.

wendy said...

Love it! Especially the buttons :)

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Your dress is beautiful! I love the details and the buttons are perfect.