Pattern Description: Close-fitting dress has overlapped right front, stitched hems and uneven front hemline with topstitching and welts.
Pattern Sizing: 18W-20W-22W-24W.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes! I even used the same colors the model is wearing.
Were the instructions easy to follow? The instructions were pretty clear, however, the steps to sew the facing on the overlapped front were a little tricky.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I liked the color blocked asymmetrical look on the front and back of the dress.
Fabric Used: The ponte knits from Fabric Mart was easy to sew and I loved the turquoise shade (my favorite color).
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I regret I did not make a full bust adjustment (FBA). This was my first time sewing a Women's pattern instead of a Misses and thought I wouldn't need it. According to the McCall Pattern Company, Women's patterns are designed for the larger, fully mature figure, about 5'5" to 5'6" (1.65m to 1.68m) tall without shoes.
Felt I should have lowered the dart also.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes. I would sew another dress without the color blocking. There is also a view with a single layer flounce down the front of dress. Even though the pattern is Easy, I would recommend this for a sewer with some experience
Conclusion: This is my first review. I wore my dress to the office today and felt comfortable and put together.
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