|Pattern Description: |
This dress is a one-of-a-kind NB Designs original and is the perfect addition to your fall wardrobe! It comes in 2 styling options: a sleeveless design or semi-flared, long sleeved design.
-Infants (Newborn, 6 months, 12 months, 18 months)
-Toddler (2T, 3T, 4T)
-Girls (5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14)
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Sort of - I don't think my cowl turned out nearly as nice as the one on the picture.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes - there are lots of pictures.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
My main dislike is how they finished the sleeveless version. It was just a turn under twice and sew.
Quilting cotton. Probably part of the issue with the cowl not draping quite as nicely as in the photo. But the mom who I made it for really wanted the herringbone look and didn't want any wool suiting (which is what it looks like the girl is wearing in the pic).
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I actually interlined the dress with a thin batiste. I think the quilting cotton would have been a bit too see through on it own, so I decided to interline it. Since I was doing that anyway, I sort of used the interlining as a facing for the arms as I didn't like how the sleeveless part was finished.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
No, but I have a son so there is no need for me to make another one. I made this for a friend of mine who doesn't sew but fell in love with the design.
The best part was the belt. Easy to make and actually very cute.
Overall, it's a cute dress... I'm still waiting for pics of the little girl I made this for.