Knit knee-length dress with front surplice (mock wrap) neckline, short kimono sleeves and an easily customizable midriff section. The skirt features in-seam pockets and falls in the soft folds of a vintage half-circle skirt. The pattern includes optional stripes placement guide, cup sizing A-D and a bust alteration line.
Multi-Size 30"-50" high bust, 25"-50" waist
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? It does.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Clear and easy to read.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love that it's a quick knit dress but you're still taking the time to finish all the seams and make it durable.
Fabric Used: Interlock knit with 4 way stretch.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I started with the 40D for the front bodice and the 35 for the back. I only had to add 1/2" length to the bottom of the front bodice pieces. Check out the Sewing Cake website for figuring out what side bodice you should go with. The A, B, C, D bust sizes aren't bra sizes. I measured and that's how I got the size I went for.
The midriff is customizable so you don't have to stress about anything. You draw your side seam lines on the midriff sections based on your measurements and you can always take in the sides after the whole thing is done.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I would. I can see how this dress pattern would work with a ton of different wool knits as well as ITYs, for any season. I'd love to try adding sleeves.
I highly recommend this pattern. If you go for a solid color, it's a great dress to wear all your funky jewelry with or use those scarves you love.
Great, easy to follow pattern that will seriously fit you easily. I usually have to make a ton of muslins to get the fit right but this pattern was easy to fit on my body.