Simplicity 1883

What a productive evening! I can’t believe it, but I actually started and completed a project in one day. One afternoon really! This pattern is AMAZING!

I think this dress with a cardi will end up being my “It’s freezing in my classroom but I have recess duty today!” solution.

I am already cutting out another!

Here’s my review…

Pattern Description: Dress, Jacket, and Pants

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes!

Were the instructions easy to follow? Extremely! I was actually able to follow every single word they wrote – I can almost never do that. Here’s proof – I bought this pattern today. It was so easy that I could buy it, cut it out, and sew it together IN ONE DAY!

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I really liked how the facing and armholes worked. It was almost fool-proof and turned out absolutely perfect. This is a first for me. I also liked the directions for the zipper. I figured that it would cause me problems (they always do!) but I followed their directions exactly and had no trouble at all.

Fabric Used: I just used some cheap cotton from Hobby Lobby to try this pattern out. Now I wish I’d used something a little fancier because it turned out so well!

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: None at all. I usually have to adjust this and change that to make a pattern fit, but not this one! I cut out the size directed according to my measurements, and didn’t have to change a single thing. It fits perfectly!

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I’m already planning the next one! I think something red and floral… :)

Conclusion: This pattern is AWESOME! I can’t believe how easy it was and how well it fits. I’m making another (or ten!) just as soon as my fabric order arrives!

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