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1  CLOTHING / Sewing Pattern Reviews / Simplicity 1773 Snow White and the Huntsman..... on: November 09, 2012 06:42:30 PM
So I was excited for this year to make my Halloween costume sadly I fractured my elbow and all I had to show for it was a lovely costume on my doll and limited fun to be had......lol but not to worry it wasn't a complete loss I found myself having fun taking the young tikes treat or treating and scoring some loot for myself. So I'll just add my experience for this costume I had fun making.

Here is the inspiration for the costume from the actual movie

Here is my version of the costume.

Pattern Description:
It's the pattern for Snow White and The Huntsman....

Pattern Sizing:
Its a size 12

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?

Yes it looked like the picture with a few modifications. I did the short version of this dress

Were the instructions easy to follow?

The instructions were easy but at the same time a bit confusing. I am an experience seamstress so I kinda went on my own tangent an took the liberty with changing some things. The difficult part was the sleeves if I had to do it again I'd probably approach that situation differently but hey you live and learn.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?

Dislike: I didn't like that ruffle portion on the main dress. Maybe because I chose ivory and it just didn't look that polish for me so I omitted that.

The short dress sleeves my fabric was kinda heavy so to add the snaps was a bit difficult for me. I wish I would have doubled the #23 pattern piece made it a bit longer that way I could add the straps either inside the fold or maybe it would have taken the entire fabric. I don't know but it gives me some ideas.

The main dress sleeves the bottom with the interfacing was a new thing for me. Made it sort of stiff and I didn't like that really but that's just me.

Like: I loved it...I fully lined the short dress although the pattern only calls for the top. I like the peekaboo red a bit of an homage to Disney Snow White. Otherwise I was content. I also did a lot of top stitching because it made it look cleaner. Also I didn't have the patience to keep ironing the thing but it looked good on the heavier fabric.

Fabric Used:

I used heavy satin for the bottom dress, red taffeta for the lining on the short dress. I don't know what fabric my short dress but it was heavy suede but it came already with interfacing but I think that's because of the stitching but it saved me some $$$ with buying the interfacing. The yard was 4 bucks and I thought that was a steal especially since its 60 wide.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I couldn't use the snaps because of the difficulty I had with the short dress fabric so I just attached the sleeves to the actual dress itself. I liked it I would have preferred the snaps for the vintage feel but again turned out great.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I would....especially since I'm a perfectionist not really but I like it. Maybe I just too much fun...

This pattern was great, I found it really helpful. Although there were a lot of pieces to cut hey I managed...I also added a couple inches in the back because I wanted to lace it up from the back instead of adding a zipper. I wanted to keep it period peace...It was enjoyed by all...labor of love

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