Monday 29 February 2016

PRIMA Magazine - February 2016, Jersey Faux-Wrap Dress

There's until midnight tonight to order the February 2016 PRIMA Magazine pattern by phone. For more info. please see Prima's own webpage here (it also seems that since their January 2016 issue, Prima have "finally" started to issue details of their patterns online, although not images of the technical drawings).

PRIMA Magazine - February 2016 - Cover

For February 2016, Prima Magazine are offering a jersey dress pattern. They call it a wrap dress - but it's actually a 'Surplice' / faux-wrap style bodice, with some draping/gathering to one-side. Prima's instructions have you sew a zipper into the CB seam. But, as this is made from jersey I'd suggest basting the seam shut, trying it on and then see if the natural stretch and "give" of the knit fabric allows to you get it on and off. You never know... you might be able to skip a more fiddly sewing step and finish your dress quicker ;-)!

The dress has 4 different sleeve lengths, and as usual comes in Sizes 10 - 20 (UK).

Prima Magazine - Pattern, February 2016 (02)

Prima Magazine - Pattern, February 2016 (03)

Prima Magazine - Pattern, February 2016 (04)

See my old post here on tips for ordering their patterns: PRIMA Magazine: How to Order Their Sewing Patterns.

For my some of my thoughts on PRIMA Magazine's sewing patterns - and how I'd personally like to see them change to make things better and easier for sewing-fans - please see this link here Claire's Tuppence Worth... .