Monday, February 20, 2012
MEGAN NIELSEN DARLING RANGES DRESS TAKE 2
Pattern: Darling Ranges Dress by Megan Nielsen
Textiles Used: silk from Vogue fabrics
Sizing: The sizing was true to my measurements.
The Good: I am beyond excited about how this dress turned out. It might be my favorite thing that I have sewn up to now. The pattern and instructions are easy to follow.
The Bad: This is the first silk item that I have ever made. It was a little tough. I did french seams which made the dress beautiful on the inside, but it made it hard to fit is perfectly. And it's not easy to unpick silk without snagging the fabric.
Changes Made: I made quite a few changes this time. I raised the neckline by an inch, lowered the waistline by an inch. I added a tie to the neckline. I also omitted the buttons down the front. Instead, I sewed up the center front until about 4 inches below the waistline. I then added snaps from there to the neckline. I also decided to add a lining to the skirt portion of the dress.
Conclusion: Wonderful pattern with lots of opportunities to change it for your personal taste.