I love Patrones Magazine! I have a subscription for years and a few years ago I bought a bunch of old Patrones magazines , a few years of older issues . I have so many of their patterns on my wish ( to sew ) list but this dress was immediately at the top the moment I saw it .
It is from issue 365, but to be more exactly it is from Fashion Style magazine issue 1 and that is Patrones 365 translated in Dutch .
I made a muslin for this pattern and then one version in another fabric and after that I made this one in denim. I traced size 38 at the shoulders and 42 for bust, waist and hips and from this I made the following changes after the muslin : reduced the waist and hips to size 38, shoulder seam 2 cm shorter, underarm side seam raised by 1 cm , sway back adjustment 3 cm , the skirt 8 cm shorter. Also I added a cuff for the sleeves. The patch pockets are also lowered bij 1 cm.
I really like the long darts and sewing them in combination with the pockets it was a little challenging. I alsa made a second yoke, for a clean inside.
The belt idea came from a dress I saw online, from M.i.h jeans , it is almost the same dress, only this Patrones pattern has the nice darts and cost way much lesser :)
This denim has a little stretch and that makes the dress really nice to wear. I had it all day on ( see the wrinkles :) and it was really comfy .
It was a lot of top stitching on this dress and to make my life easier I used a second (old ) Pfaff only for top stitching and it did a really great job. I used the 448 top stitching thread from Gutermann and for the buttonholes the 448 regular thread ( on Sunday when no store was open I realized that I had no regular thread in the good color for the buttonholes so I contact one of our small stores here in the city and the owner was really nice to open the store so I could go finish my dress. Thank you, Zus & Gus .
I am really happy with this dress , definitely a winner for me.