So I have decided that I am going to try to review some of the patterns that I make! So here is my first pattern review.
New Look 6678 Easy Kids! pattern for a toddler’s dresses.
I know that their patterns run big… I went by the measurements of my girls… & made the 1/2 size… I used the proper seam allowences & it came out WAY to big. I figured it would be longer because of the mods that I made to the hem & the tulle, but the top of it is way to big. It fits my 2 year old son that measurements match the size 2 dress!!! It doesn’t bother me that they run big, but it does bother me that even if you use the measurements they use as sizing its STILL to big.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
I did make alterations, but it still looked very simular, I am very please with the look of the dresses! I made 4 total so far… 2 different prints for my twins… What do you think?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
They were okay…. they pictures aren’t very detailed… & they are rushed so lots of little basic things are left out. My biggest beef with it is they zipper installtion part is HORRIBLE!!! Not something I would recomment to someone that hasn’t sewn before.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I LOVE the style of the dresses, & they are easy to mix & match the tops with the skirt & different types of trim. I didn’t like the zipper that they had put in, it makes it a little bit of a challenge to get it on & off if it fits properly. In the future I will be putting an invisible zipper in that goes all the way to the arm pit.
I used solid colored muslin & cotton for the lining. For the main dress I used cute woven cottons!
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made:
I made a few changes!!! I dropped the extra trim on the neck area, & I made my ribbon tie a sash instead of sewing it in. I also did a rolled hem instead of a traditional hem… & on the under skirt I used tulle for the extra body & I used a wider section… 8-6″ is best, & then I allowed it to hang 3″ past the edge of the under dress. I also tore the zipper set up apart after the rest of it was finished, & I put an invisible zipper in instead that goes alway to the bottom of the arm opening.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I will be using the pattern peices to make many more dresses, though I will put them together my own way. I would recommend it too people that have put in at least a few zippers.
I LOVE the dresses that I ended up with. Totally worth the $3.44 plus tax that I paid for it at Wal-mart! I didn’t cut the tissue pattern, traces it onto parchment tracing paper instead, so it will last me many years!