Close-fitting lined dress has yokes, right front with pleats, back princess seams, and invisible zipper Pattern Sizing:
8-24 After all my alterations mine was a size 18 Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Exactly Were the instructions easy to follow?
Super easy What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I like the color-blocking and the front pleats Fabric Used:
Ponte from JoAnns. Not Ponte de Roma. I like Ponte de Roma but it gets "butt sprung" and I'm not a fan of that look on me. Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Oh the alterations! I added a bust dart to the pattern. No problems there but for some reason I couldn't get them at the angle I wanted. I forgot to raise the armhole so instead I sewed deeper shoulder seams and scooped out and widened the front and back neckline. The invisible zipper I put in looked like crap so I opted to omit it. Note to self: I've never been successful adding an invisible zipper in Ponte...don't try it again! I added 1 1/2" to the length. I would have preferred to add 3" but only had one yard of the white and that is the most length I could get. My hem is only 1" deep. I also had to take about a 1" dart at the center back neck because it gaped horribly. I'm really happy for the back princess seams because I was able to do some additional nipping and tucking to get a better fit. Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I'm pretty sure I'll sew it again. Conclusion:
Great dress to make for the coloring-blocking trend.
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