Whenever, I am asked to test a fabric I try to do my best to shop my pattern stash for ideas of what to use the fabric for. This is exactly what I did with this Safari collection broadcloth that I was asked to test for Minerva a few months back (the blog post about the fabric will go live in the near future so for details about the fabric you’ll have to wait for now).
Pattern: Misses’ and Miss petite dress or romper with front and trim variations by SUEDEsays.
Sizing: D5 (4-6-8-10-12) and P5 (12-14-16-18-20)
Fabric: 2 m broadcloth
Notions: 5 buttons, 4 m red piping (I made myself), 3.8 m red ribbon
Modifications: I made a size 12 and mixed the bodice from view A with the shorts from view C. I lengthened the shorts by 5 cm because the ones on the model on the pattern envelope seemed a bit too short for my liking. Also, those who made the jumpsuit version before me said the sorts were too short as well. Also, I added red piping for a bit of contrast. The pattern calls for elastic, but I chose to skip it.
Fit: it seems my body is way too long between my waist and hips and maybe I should have lengthened the bottoms a little to make more room for body in this area.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?: yes and no. I used pattern pieces from different views, modified the shorts and I added piping in some seams.
Watch out for: the shorts are very short. Think about the finished look and consider lengthening them.
Make Again?: yes. But I’ll lengthen the crotch to make sure that the finished garment is more comfortable. I’ll also choose a fabric that has a bit more drape such as viscose or rayon.