Pattern Description: From the pattern envelope: New Look Studio by SUEDEsays misses' top and mini dress with belt.
Pattern Sizing: U.S. size 4-16. I cut the 10.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, it does. Side view Back view
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, pretty easy.The neck band and sleeve bands can be tricky, but I just relied on my experience and did the best I could with these. Otherwise, they are easy and straightforward.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love the long sleeve mini dress! I wear dresses often and like having long sleeve options in my wardrobe. I also love how fast and easy this is to make and to pull on and go!
I made this dress to wear out for my birthday that is during the holidays, but I ran out of time to finish it before our dinner reservations
Oh well, another reason to go out for dinner and wear this!
Fabric Used:Printed polyester charmeuse from Joann Fabrics.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I elongated the sleeves 4" as the last time I made this dress, the sleeves were a bit too short.
I also cut the neck band several sizes smaller than the 10 as I know the neckline is very wide on this. Previous review of this pattern
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I might sew this again, especially after making the fit alterations to my liking. I might try the top version as well.
I highly recommend it as it is fast and pretty easy to sew and could be used with so many pretty fabrics!