SIMPLICITY 2638-IN REVIEW
I wanted a maxidress that I could wear without looking like a 25 year old...This is just what the Dr. ordered...
Pattern Description: Simplicity calls this a dress or day gown...I call it a maxi dress that a grown woman can wear!!!
Pattern Sizing:I used size 16...next time I will use a size 14, I found it ran just a tad large.
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? Yes
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I wanted a maxi dress that had wider straps so I could wear a bra with it...Hey, after nursing 3 kids, believe me, no one wants to see me sans bra!!! This pattern fit the bill...
Fabric Used: I used a green linen blend from Joann's.
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: I am 6'2" so i always lenthen the pattern at the bustline by 2 inches.. did my usual 3/4 inch FBA and rotated the dart created to the underbust gathers, but I probably only needed to do a half inch fba. I also added my usual 3 inches at the hem, however, I ended up taking most of that out... I wanted to make sure that the girls were well covered, so I raised the neckline by an inch and a half and I also rounded out the v-neck.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes, I love my dress...It is comfortable and kind of trendy without looking like I am trying to be a teenager again!!!
Conclusion: What's not to love!!!