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I am in LOVEEEE with the Ariane pattern!!!! This is definitely my new “freakum” dress. (Beyhive stand up!)
This pattern was a “freebie” that is the dress version of the Ariane Bodysuit pattern. Which I plan to review as well later next week. I know that seems backwards to review the “bonus” pattern before the pattern it origanted from – but there was a method to my madness!!
This was my very first time working with fold over elastic and it would have also been my first time making a bodysuit that has crotch snaps AND underwire. I wanted something that seemed easier at first and didn’t want to have to tackle too many “new” techniques in one sitting. I bet once I finish the bodysuit this weekend – I will find that it’s just as easy!!
Tackling the fold-over elastic was much easier than I expected it to be! I had anxiety over it for no reason! I started this project March 1st(see progress photos below ) and just finished it this week! SMH!! Shame on me – because this is an easy pattern!
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On to the review!
The Ariane slip dress is a “bonus” pattern that is offered in the February 2017 issue of Seamwork magazine. The Ariane pattern itself is a super cute bodysuit.
The Ariane Slip features a fully lined bra cup; to which you can add support by inserting underwire or elastic into the seam allowances. Not only is Ariane functional, it is versatile.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
The instructions were super easy. I love the fact that you can email seamwork and they are more than happy to answer any questions you have!! Can you do that with Mccalls, Butterick , Simplicty etc? NAH.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I loved everything about this pattern. I loved the fact that it has options to add extra support to your bust. You can either use clear elastic or actual underwiring and it gives instructions for both. I chose not to use anything for the dress and it still fits AMAZING. I will try underwire with my next dress.
I used a beautiful Performance Knit from Joann Fabrics
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I didn’t make any alterations to this pattern. Normally i change something even if it’s just a personal style preference. It’s like they made this dress for me lol. It’s perfect.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yesssssssss. I’m going to make a few actual slips and I plan to make a few more to wear out. You can never have too many “freakum” dresses. I definitely need this in all black.
This is an amazing pattern with an amazing fit!!! Seamwork magazine strikes again!