Saturday, October 16, 2010

Simplicity Pattern 3673 Review

This is probably one of my most favorite patterns of all time...It's so fabulous...
I forgot, I did not do the hem by machine because the fabric was heavy, I carefully hand stitched so it wouldn't be lumping, or have big lines. I also noticed that if I used the steam iron on to high a setting, the fabric would discolor a little and the seam would make an impression onto the outside of the garment. So I would use a lower heat if you use the same fabric as me.
Pattern Description:
1950's reproduction pattern, lots of darts, fitted, long, empire waisted
Pattern Sizing:
size 8
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
yes, but could be vague at times.Also I believe it did not say to under stitch the lining but it is very important you do so, especially if using a thick fabric like I did.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I loved this pattern! It was so awesome and fitted. Not to retro that its costume, I always get tons of compliments when I wear it.
Fabric Used:
Faux Suede, and I didn't have any problems with it what so ever.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I would sew it again, 100 times again! Its awesome! I don't recommend it for beginners because there is lining and lots of darts.
Awesome pattern, but some construction details might be difficult for those just starting out.
Now for the fun part! Pictures!

Bow before my beautiful darts Muahaha! Joking aside this has probably been the best I've done with darts ever.

the back, different color because of flash
I look stupid faced in this one, but in case you wanted to see it from the side(or my shoes lol)

Bye! Until next time!


  1. What a pretty dress. I love how you styled it.

  2. @Jules
    Thank you for being the first commenter (who doesn't know me) on my blog. :D I really appreciate it

  3. Oooh very pretty. Loving the color to the heart!

  4. that is soo pretty! You look gorgeous in it!

  5. I started making this--your version is gorgeous!!  great job there, especially with all of those darts!

  6. Well I see from the timeline that you made this three years ago! Well it looks fabulous! Love the belt buckle feature and the wonderful colour. I have ironed red before and I have also found it changes colour when hot but changes back when cool. It freaks me out a little but that red material for you! Anyway superduper. We are in summer at the moment so this is bookmarked for me to make up in the autumn.


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