|Pattern Description: |
"A flattering and curvy dress. Includes a bodice fitted with darts, along with a contrasting top yoke, sleeves, and narrow midriff band."
Pattern sizing runs from 0 to 18. I made a 0.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, for the most part.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
It's a beautifully versatile pattern. It can be dressed up or down, made with a variety of fabric combinations, etc. etc. I love the sweetheart neckline and the scalloped sleeves. I have pretty limited arm movement though, which is frustrating.
Fairly thick wool, loose-weave sheer cotton, and purple silk.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I had to do an FBA, widen the waist a little, shorten the bodice, and take out excess fabric in the yoke. I had a really hard time doing that last and still haven't quite got there. More information here.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I'm going to sew a lot of these, I think! I wouldn't recommend it to someone as their first pattern, but to anyone of moderate experience, for sure.
Lovely pattern! I feel like the options are endless with this pattern, and I can't wait to sew more of them!