|Pattern Description: |
"This sweet and flattering dress features a cut-out scoop neckline, an above-the-knee hemline, pockets, and shirring in the back for an easy, comfortable fit. No zippers or closures are needed, making it a wonderful project for the intermediate sewist! The pattern can be made without sleeves, with a basic scoop neckline, as a tunic, or with a longer skirt to achieve a large number of different looks."
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Generally, but I made a few changes. I also used a different type of fabric rather than the lighter weight cottons I typically see this dress in.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes, very easy. There were a few items I may have had trouble with if I were a complete beginner, but since I'm familiar with many common terms and techniques, I found the instructions very easy to follow.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I really like the way the pockets are drafted inline into the body pattern pieces rather than requiring separate pattern pieces.
Wool blend/wool tweed from Hancock Fabrics.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I added the sleeves from the Wiksten Tova pattern. I also used a single piece of elastic instead of shirring the back. I love the way it turned out!
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I will definitely sew this again. I plan to make a few sleeveless to wear with cardigans in cooler weather and on their own in spring and summer.
I absolutely loved this pattern. See more photos and read more on my blog post "handmade: washi dress with tova sleeves."