***Update*** I have made another of these dresses blogged here
Pattern Description: Misses Pullover dress in two lengths (out of print circa 1976. This
one is as old as I am!)
Pattern Sizing: My range was a medium 12-14, I cut the 12 and graded down to what could be a small. I sewed the entire thing with a 1inch seam allowance. So that amounted to removing 4 inches around.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes! I made the long version.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes!
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I liked the length, the cross over back, and the huge pockets. I disliked that I had to construct the body of the dress before adding the pockets. With all of the fabric in the long dress, it was cumbersome, but not impossible, to sew.
Fabric Used: Thrift-ed cotton menswear fabric (specific content unknown). It has the look of lightweight denim.
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: I sewed the entire thing with a 1-inch seam allowance. So that amounted to removing four inches around. I edge finished the seams with my serger.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes, and yes. I love the look of this dress! I plan to make it in the short version using a tan linen fabric. I will also use a twin needle for the top stitching next time.
Conclusion: This is a fun dress. Easy to make and fun to wear! If you can find it, buy it and make it!