Pattern Description: Pull-on A-line dresses have scoop neckline and pockets in side seams. Neckline and armholes are finished with bias cut bindings.
Pattern Sizing: XS - XL
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? Yes
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? KS has a message printed on the pattern pieces stating that blending sizes is not advised. Very odd. This looked like a very simple, loose-fitting dress for casual wear. It did not have darts and I found that this made the top part of the dress fit strangely with a section poking outward where the armhole curves under the arm.
Fabric Used: Cotton. This fabric has been in my stash for about 15 years or more.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I bought this pattern in a smaller size range because patterns in my size are too loose across the neck and upper chest area. I should have made a plus size but thought I'd just grade out at the side seams. The upper chest fit great with no gaposis. The part where the armhole curves acrss under the arm formed a large bubble. There was a little bit of gaping at the upper sholder area in the back but it was probably from not standing straight. I shortened the binding about an inch and stretched it where the gaping was occuring and this took care of the problem. I also added 5 inches to the length of the shorter dress. Also, I should have added about a half inch more to the side seams.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I won't be sewing this again because I think darts are necessary for my figure. I would recommend it for someone who has a small bust and is thin.
Conclusion: This dress looked like it would be quick and easy. Instead it took several hours to make it fit as I had to keep fitting the binding to the armholes.