Pattern: V1510, View A
Pattern Description: Misses’ Zip Front Tunic and Dress – semi-fitted tunic and dress have princess seams, so side seams, topstitching, bust darts, stand collar, and optional armhole finishing. A: Front exposed zip closure. B: Decorative zipper with contrast gusset at front neck and hemline, back invisible zipper closure, and stitched hem.
Did it look like the pattern photo on the envelope? Yes.
Were the instructions easy to follow? The instructions were extremely easy to follow. I enjoyed the extra steps added that included alterations for different body types and style preferences. For example, Step #12 mentions topstitching, if you like. I took it and RAN with it. I ended up top-stitching the entire bodice, including the zippered front 😊
Style Tip: Top-stitching adds a great detail to your garment! Simply stitch 1/4 in away from your seam line to create your topstitch. You can do this on just one side of your seam, or on both sides.
What did you particularly like about the pattern? This pattern is perfect for my style. The instructions are easy to follow and don’t require any magic to complete.
Fun Fact About V1510: Step #47 requires the use of a rubber hammer & tailor’s ham (seam roll pictured below) to thin out bulky layers. I’ve used this tool before HERE and will definitely use this again 💪🤗
Is there anything you didn’t like about the pattern? I didn’t care for Step #55-59 and didn’t really understand it or the reason for it… in my opinion, this step isn’t necessary to finish the sleeve.
Fabric Used: Crepe wool fabric, similar HERE.
I got this yummy crepe wool from a local fabric store! I’m starting to give myself permission to spend more than $10/yard on fabric. It’s been a journey to get here, but I can see a difference in my sewing and feel more confident with the end product.
Pattern alterations or design changes made: I opted to skip Step #59, and instead turned the sleeve facing in & stitched 1/4 in from the edge to create a top-stitch. I also machine basted my hem 1.25 in from the edge.
Would you sew it again? Yep!
Would you you recommend it to others? Yes!