I asked for the copy shop pattern but received the tiled pattern for the Victory Patterns Hazel dress but I was too lazy to e-mail back and get the copy shop because I just wanted to get into making the outfit. I really really hate putting together print at home patterns but there were markers for where to cut the paper so it wasn’t too bad. I would it like if pdf patterns were printed in a way where there was no cutting or folding at all – is that possible? But unlike some other pdf patterns, these have seam allowances included. Yay!
Anyway, Hazel is designed to be a dress, but it’s not really my style, so I made it into a top.
Hazel took me on an unexpected journey. I started with satin chiffon and then moved on to poly-cotton and African print cotton. With my first and second attempts I was making this with sleeves, but after messing up one of the sleeves on my second attempt I decided to skip them on the third and finish them off with bias tape. I think it looks better with sleeves and if I ever traumatize myself again I will do it with sleeves. And do it right!
I will be making the other two in the beginner’s series, but I’m taking a break from Victory Patterns because I have a couple Burda patterns on my list.