|Pattern Description: |
Misses dresses with three bodice styles, piping and full pleated skirt.
I made a 12, I wear a 6 or 8 in rtw
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, just like
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes, although the pleats are tricky. The pattern envelope picture was more helpful than the drawings in the instructions. They are pleated one on top of the next, sort of, if that makes sense.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
This pattern is beautiful. I love that it's a halter dress without a super low neckline in front. I also loooove the piping! I think the piping really made my dress spectacular.
The pattern takes a crazy amount of fabric, but it's mostly in the skirt. I don't usually have 5 yard pieces in my stach (having this one was a fluke) so if I make it again, I will simply make the bodice with a simpler rectangle gathered skirt or something like that. That would also tone down the dress and make it more casual, I think.
I scored 8 yards of this vintage silk blend print at a thrift store for $2!!! Lucky find. I know it has silk in it, but I am not sure what to call it.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I made no changes.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I highly recommend this to others, I'd like to try more views, but with simpler skirts, as I mentioned above. I do think beginners should tackle with help, as the piping and the pleats could be frustrating.
I'm in love with this dress and look forward to this pattern becoming a TNT for me, at least the bodice options.