|Pattern Description: |
Pullover dress is very loose-fitting at the bust. No provision made for above waistline adjustment.
XS S M L (I made M).
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes, though the odd shapes put me off slightly and I had a few unpicks when I had joined wrong bit - the black was hard to mark.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
The unusualness of the design and the fact that it was rated as an Easy to sew pattern. When I saw Ann's photo and review, I just had to try it.
I went fabric shopping with nothing particular in mind. I admired a Japanese black accordion pleat fabric, then found the Japanese print. My daughter suggested that they might just work in this style, and indeed they did. I cut the black fabric so the pleats ran down the lenght of the dress and it really fell nicely when it was finished.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
As others have mentioned, the pattern does not cut the two shoulder pieces out of the contrasting fabric. The lengths are still OK, but take care if you are using 2 fabrics.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Definitely. This dress feels great on and really looks smart. I thought the neck was a bit low, but looking at the photo I took to go with this review, maybe not. I had thought about making a small false front out of the black fabric, just to bring it up a bit higher. Will wait and see. I have not hemmed it properly yet, just oversewed, as I am a bit unsure of the best way to finish the hem. I may turn up the edge and finish it by hand, as the oversewing has stretched the hem a little.
A fun pattern to make which ends up in a unique dress that you would never find in a shop.