(me - freezing my ___s off to get a half decent pic. but isn't the dress pretty?) Oh and please never mind the fact that I nearly blend into that white garage door... it's a long cold winter in my part of canada lol.
The pattern: Sisboom's Angie Dress
Fabric used: I used a very light weight cotton bought at fabricland (because I had a gift certificate thanks to my lovely aunt)
Time: I found this pattern to sew up quite quickly actually. I like fast projects as any of you regular readers have probably noticed :) A few hours and the pattern was only 6 pieces of paper I needed to piece so that was a pleasant surprise!
Pattern: I really cannot rave enough about the quality of this pattern, it is right along with other sisboom patterns - which if you haven't tried, you should! clear, concise, easy to do.
I Made the xs for myself (I was on the edge of xs and small - but wanted a fitted look so I went xs) There are darts in the front and back (which are MUCH less scary than one would imagine btw.).
The back is a simple bodice back - with a bit of elastic at the waist, but it still looks fitted and not gathered, for easy on and offs. I loved not fussing with a zipper or buttons. I don't mind doing buttons on kids clothes - but on my own I find them a pain in the buttocks to do up, and I have enough dresses I can't wear without some acrobatics to do up (or I have wake up super early when the husband goes to work to have him do up :P)
The only 'change' I did to the pattern was to put some elastic in that hemline so I could have a cute bubble skirt. It was very cute without the bubble too.. but I just love a bubble skirt. Plus my skirt is less likely to fly away on me now as I chase after kids this summer :)
Would I make this pattern again: YES!!! I looove it! It's a beautifully written pattern with equally as beautiful results!
So now go off and get this pattern if you want to sew something for yourself :) and tell her hi from me in the notes (not that I was paid for this review - I actually even bought the pattern with my own fun money - I just think it would be fun for her to see people are reading a review on the pattern)