|Pattern Description: |
Maternity dress with twist front. View B
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes. Very easy.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
Very quick and easy to sew.
Polyester knit with double sided print.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I changed it back into a regular dress, taking out the maternity ease. I bought the pattern when I was pregnant, but never got around to making it up. I wanted a summer dress with an emipre waist and was looking through pattern catalogs, when I realized that I already had a pattern in the style I wanted, it was just a maternity pattern, so I set myself a challenge to alter the pattern to fit my non-pregnant body. I still did an FBA, though I didn't add quite as much as usual, since it was a maternity patterns and so was already designed for a bigger bust.
I also shortened it by 6" as I am 5'1" tall.
My first attempt worked out well. It is certainly a wearable muslin! It needed a bit more ease taken out, and I finished the neckline with clear elastic, as well as using the clear elastic in the waistline to take it in a bit.
For my second attempt with the lovely double sided print fabric which inspired me to make a dress in this style, I removed more maternity ease in the front to make the fit a bit more snug, and again in the back. I finished the neckline with clear elastic, but didn't need to add it to the empire waistline this time.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes I would. It's a great dress, quick and easy to sew.
The pattern is easy to follow. I only with I had the energy to whip a couple up while I was pregnant!