Pattern Description: This is a misses jumper/ dress. The bodice is lined and fitted with angled pleats in the front and back.
Pattern Sizing: The top I cut a size 12 on the bottom a 14 (waist down)
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes it looks like the picture, but it looks better in the picture than it does in person.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Most pieces were easy to assemble even for a beginner, until you get to the angled pleats in the front and back. That’s when the directions do not make putting this puzzle together easy. I felt they could have been written a bit better.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I purchased this pattern because it look like a dress if I made it long enough could be worn to work during the winter months. When I began sewing this pattern it went fast, that is until I got to the skirt. Assembling the angled pleat according to the directions did not work for me and made the skirt back look a tail (purely my opinion).
Fabric Used: I used a wool of some sort that I purchased from All About Fabrics. It’s a grey plaid fabric with red and blue. Not too heavy and not light. For wool it’s not itchy (good) and really soft, pliable and warm.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I didn’t make any huge alterations, I just made the armholes a little smaller
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I might sew it again just to see if it would work in another color. I would not recommend it to a beginner for they would get lost in directions for the skirt.
Conclusion: It’s complete and looks good on the mannequin with a jacket but it’s not what I expected so I will move on to the next project.
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