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Simplicity Pattern 1080 Misses' Dress or Tunic

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Play with pretty prints and patterns when you make these "granny chic" frocks for Misses. Pattern includes cap sleeve dress with optional contrast band, or tunic, all with large contrasting patch pockets. Dottie Angel for Simplicity sewing patterns. Available as a printable pattern—for more information, see Printable Sewing Patterns.

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Simplicity Pattern 1080 Misses' Dress or Tunic is rated 3.0 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome for learning finishing touches I made verson "C" to use a few odd pieces in my stash. Working with this pattern was a delight- it explained all the steps and was easy to follow. I picked up a few new finishing skills like working with bias tape and making a french seam. The reason for a four star review vs. a five star is that the "dress" is more like a generous smock. It looks cute on the petite model, but somewhat tentish on me. The arm and neck holes are also very deep. I wouldn't be able to wear it out of house without a tank top under- an entire breast could escape that armhole! Still- a nice pattern to work with. I will most likely make it again with adjustments.
Date published: 2016-08-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Join the Dotty Angel challenge! Easy to make, and fun to modify. Shoulders, side seams, finish the edges, and you're done. I used my serger and did not do the French seams, added side seam pockets (a bit more functional than the contrast patch pockets depicted). For my Wonder Woman print fabric, I used a star print to make bias bands for the sleeves and neckline. Bust darts can be modified for the "less perky" form. There's a very large Facebook group, Just Sew, wherein dozens of us have shared our interpretation of this pattern.
Date published: 2017-09-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Recommend with modifications I do like this pattern overall and plan to make several, but the downside of really simple patterns is usually that they fit one specific body type really well, but need a lot of work to fit everyone else. The front and back pieces are identical in shape. That means that if you tend to need more room in the bust, fit may be awkward. I did a 2" overall full-bust adjustment. It also means that the front and back neckline are the same, and the neckline overall is a) low in the back and b) very wide. I used another pattern with a more conventional neckline to redraw 1080's, which raised it considerably in the back and added back neck darts. I also lowered the waist tucks a whole lot, and reconfigured them so that the bulk of the dress wouldn't shift forward so much when I moved (I added tucks in the back and did an applied belt that buttons at the sides instead of back ties. Personal preference. I'm just not that keen on back ties). The lower skirt panel is not drawn correctly--it's just cut and seamed straight across instead of curved to follow the hemline. I changed that on mine so it would look less amateurish. I also redrew the armscyes into short kimono sleeves because I like a little more arm coverage and I wanted to bind the edges in contrast fabrics. I didn't follow the pattern instructions at all in terms of seam finish. I like it anyway, though. I'll sew it a lot, and I love the potential to mix fabrics.
Date published: 2016-08-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from frustrated. I am not happy with this pattern. The arm holes did not make much sense to me and was poorly written. I had to put the project down because matching up the sides of the dress to the armholes that had binding on them was close to impossible. Frustrated.
Date published: 2017-11-30
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