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CKC Patterns for the Win

Hey Loves!

I'm excited to share this dress with you.  I tried Creative Kids Couture patterns a few years ago for a kid's blazer.  It turned out great.  So, when I went searching for a plus sized mermaid pattern and CKC popped up in the search, I decided to give it a try.  I was not let down.

CKC Patterns Faryn
Fabric from Joann Fabrics
The entire dress is lined except for the sleeves.  I had to add an extra 3 inches to the end of the dress body.  My friend asked me to make a deep cold shoulder and bell to the sleeves.  I also opted to not add a band to the neckline.  I prefer to just attach the lining at the neckline and understitching the facing to the lining.

She loved it.  Her smile shows it.

Here's my review:
  • Pattern Description: Women’s and maternity gown, dress and skirt perfect for all occasions such as prom, pageants, costumes, holiday parties, weddings, or work! Faryn’s includes two skirt options including a short and long mermaid circle skirt, optional lace overlay, optional bodice ruffle as well as three sleeve length options! Instructions include optional invisible zipper and tulle skirt. 
  • Pattern Sizing: XXS-4X 
  • Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, but I made a few alterations. 
  • Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes. 
  • What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? Very easy to put together pattern with many variations. The sizing was great. I love the size range. 
  • Fabric Used: Silver Metallic knit (64% Nylon & 36% Metallic) for outer. White knit (100% Polyester) for the lining. Both from JoAnn Fabrics. 
  • Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I added deep cold shoulder cut out and a flare sleeve bottom. 
  • Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I will sew it again. It was easy. It's a great base pattern for making alterations.     
  • Conclusion: Really good indie pattern with easy to follow directions and great sizing. I love that it offers a maternity option, but I'm glad I won't have to use it for myself!
If you're looking for a pattern that can be used for many sizes and altered to make many styles, this is the one for you.

Until next time, Smooches!

DJ
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