They release magazines which have over 12-15 patterns, including kids and some men’s patterns, so you certainly get a lot for your money. You can also purchase individual patterns if you like only one pattern from that magazine. They periodically conduct sew longs and sell the pattern for only 5 euros. These are great ways to buy them discounted.
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I fell in love with this pattern the moment I saw it. The delicate princess seams that gives you flattering bodice and the elasticated back bodice which adds to a great fit all fell into place beautifully. You can check out all the makes on Instagram here.
This pattern has many bodice pieces and 2 distinct front pieces. So, I recommend that you follow a good system (like what I suggest in my last post) to keep track of your pattern pieces.
I highly recommend making a toile (or a test garment) of just the bodice because of how fitted it is. I found my back bodice to be much bigger than I need and had to make adjustments accordingly. Otherwise if you choose your size according to your bust size, you will be good to go.
Looking through the size charts, I chose to grade between a 40 on the bust to a 38 on the waist and I cut out a 38 skirt. I shortened the length of the skirt to be midi length for my height.
This is the most amazing, printed linen I have worked with. This fabric is 100% linen. It washed and sewed up like a dream. I held onto this fabric for a while thinking about the right pattern that would do this beauty justice.
I needed something that does not drape that much and can hold its shape for the bodice. Colette screamed out at me when I saw it. I made a few changes to the pattern which I talk about below. Another pattern that I loved for this dress is the Jessica Dress by MimiG style. It is very similar to Colette but I already owned the Colette pattern.
Sewing up the dress
Fibremood’s patterns and their instructions are surely not for early beginners. That said, if you want to challenge yourself give it a go. I’m happy to help you along the way.
Apart from shortening the dress and fitting the back bodice better, I also adjusted the straps. The straps in the pattern ask for an adjustable bra like strap with notions you find in any bra. Unfortunately, I did not have access to those notions which I made the dress, so I chose to cut out 4 long straps and tied them on the shoulders. I love how it turned out. This modification adds to the delicate silhouette this pattern creates.
Finally give your dress a good press and wear it proudly! The silhouette is amazing to compliment you.