Cynthia Rowley Dress 1105

Reviewed by Draculash on 19th October, 2018

Pattern: Simplicity 1105 from Cynthia Rowley collection I made the top which is view C on the pattern envelope.

Fabric: for the top: 1 m of a blend of cotton and viscose

Notions: none

Sewing time: in total approx3 h (including tracing the pattern)

Modifications: I made size 10 (based on finished garment measurements). I prefer my garments to be a bit fitter. I shortened the bodice of the blouse by 1.3 cm (a modification that I make on all Simplicity patterns) to raise the bust into the correct position for my frame. I did not use bias tape to finish off the neckline and armholes by using the facings to do so.

Fit: both the dress and the skirt fit ok.

Difficulty: advanced beginner

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?: Almost. Technically it looked like the pattern envelope, but the top is not shown on a body and I was not aware it will be just under my waist, making it a bit too short.

Watch out for: If making it be aware that the length of the blouse is on the short side. Even for me, whom I am 5ft2, I found it was a bit too short. I will need to add at least 5 cm to the length to make it more reasonable.

Make Again?: Yes, I think I will make this combo again, not necessarily to match.

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