Pattern Description: Simplicity 4010 "Teens' and Juniors' one-piece dress. Dress has front closing on bodice, set-in sleeves and full softly pleated skirt. Belt is self or purchased. V. 1 and 2 have mandarin collar and three-quarter length sleeves softly pleated into buttoned sleevebands. V. 1 bodice closes with purchased frogs. V. 2 and 3 with buttons. V. 2 collar and sleeve-bands are contrasting. V. 3 has notch-type collar. Sleeves roll up to form cuffs."
Pattern Sizing: This was a 34.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Pretty much.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like the lines and the general look. The fabric I used, though, had a little too much stiffness to make the sleeves look right.
Fabric Used:Cotton shirting.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I lengthened the bodice by an inch since the last one I'd made was too short. I added pockets in the side seams.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I think I'd make another one of the vintage shirtdresses I have before repeating; it's a perfectly lovely dress, but it isn't the perfect one of all time.
Conclusion: A nice dress. I will be shortening the belt after I wear it a bit; I want to make sure it's the right length.