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Pattern: Izzy Dress* pattern from issue 6 of FibreMood*. This dress looks like a bonafide wrap dress, but one ‘wrap’ is sewn securely into the side seam while the other closes with elegant fabric cover buttons. The waist is accentuated with a wide, loose belt that’s easy to knot.
Sizing: European 32 to 58
Fabric: 3 m black satinised suiting fabric*, 20 cm polyester lining like fabric.
Notions: hook and eye for inside, 6 buttons
Modifications: I cut a size 38 based on the finished garment measurements and shortened the dress by 3 cm (could have gone a little higher). Due to fabric width I cut the sash in two pieces rather than on fold and in a different fabric so that I do not have a wholly black outfit.
Instructions: in the the magazine basic information about the finished garment measurements, best fabric to use and how much fabric and what supplies are needed. The construction instructions published in the form of diagrams ( to save printing space and reduce the number of pages in the printed book). For those that are not familiar with diagrams and need written instructions, online there are available full instructions to download. However, you need to keep in mind that instructions were translated into English and the instructions will contain odd words to describe the steps to be taken.
Fit: found it a little more roomy than what I expected.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?: yes
Watch out for: Step 3 of the instructions require you to sew the front left into the side seam on the right hand side. For me that means getting into the dress will be a little difficult so, I chose to add a hook and eye on the inside of the right seam allowance around the waist to secure the left hand side and have the dress open fully when getting dress/undressed.
Make Again?: yes , I like the little details used to create the wrap making this pattern unique and not the classic wrap dress. Next time I will to shorten the bodice by about 2-3 cm above the bust which will reduce the wrinkles across the top of my body.