Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? yes but some mods were done to it to make it slightly different!
Were the instructions easy to follow?the pocket directions were confusing but i ended up leaving them off anyways!
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I loved the pleated sleeve edges. for some reason I forgot to mention that the neck facings didn't line up with the seams of the dress - not sure if that was my fault because I used a tracing wheel (which isn't always accurate) so it drove me crazy to try and get the seams lined up right.
Fabric Used: lightweight linen
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I ended up shortening it by 5 inches and made a large 2\" hem. I hand stitched the neck facing and bottom hem with contrasting jean thread.
eta: since I shortened it a lot i ended up having a 1/2'' of fabric when i hemmed the bottom up (if you know how to grade than this should be done so you don't get excess fabric) i just tucked it under at the right and left seams and the judge didn't even notice.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes I would sew this again! although i think next time I would lengthen the sleeves to full sleeves because i get cold easily.
Conclusion: I ended up entering this tunic into my local fair and won 1st place. The person judging this thought I bought it and then just hand stitched around the neckline - I was offended at first but then thought that thats the ultimate compliment! Apparently they asked my mother-in-law if I had actually sewn it and she told them that I had actually made the whole thing.
eta: The fit of this dress/tunic is perfect on me but I also have a larger bust size - not sure if it would have to be adjusted for smaller cup sizes or not
Click Here for me actually wearing it - sorry for the terrible pics and that my legs are showing - dh was sleeping at the time and I didn't want to wake him to try an find leggings for the ensemble