Misses' Dress with skirt and bodice variations. This pattern was designed by Project Runway Season 5 designer Leanne Marshall Pattern Sizing:
Misses sizes 4-20. I used the pattern envelope that contained sizes 12-20. Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes! I made View A and it was nearly identical, except for a different color combination.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
The instructions were very complete and easy to follow. There were many little couture-like extra tips in the instructions that made it much better than most traditional patterns. What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I loved the fit! I loved the side seam pockets! And I loved how quickly and easily it went together. There is nothing I disliked about this pattern.
I used a Navy Blue cotton sateen bottomweight from Joann Fabrics Sew Classics collection. The fabric was 97% cotton and 3% spandex. I have used this fabric many times before and love how it always looks beautiful. The little bit of stretch helps the fit be very smooth.
For the accent on the top of the bodice, I used a white cotton sheeting and a yellow polkadot from Jennifer Paganelli's "Jenny Eliza for Joann Fabrics" line. Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
While I made a muslin of the bodice first, I didn't have to make any fit alterations for my daughter. According the the fit measurements on the bodice pieces, her measurements fell into the size 18 perfectly. She normally wears a 12 in ready to wear, so she wasn't too happy with the size number. But the measurements were right on for the 18. So I didn't have to make any width or length measurements in the bodice at all. In fact, the skirt length was perfect as well!
This is not really an alteration, but I had enough of the yellow polka dot fabric to use as the bodice lining and for two of the pocket pieces. I sewed the contrast pockets to the back skirt pieces so that the contras would peek out when her hands were inside.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I will DEFINITELY sew this pattern again. I plan on finishing the muslin as well, so that my daughter has another dress that fits perfectly right away. Conclusion:
I LOVED THIS PATTERN!! I wrote a post on my blog,Goosegirl Sews.