Pattern Sizing: 0-18. I made 0 for the bodice and 2 for the skirt.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes
Were the instructions easy to follow? Very easy. I like how thoroughly Colette Patterns edit their patterns. Both the instructions and the pictures are very detailed and easy to understand.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I wanted to create an outfit which I could use for both work and fun and wear for most of the year, and Lily was exactly what I wanted! I also liked the pockets.
Fabric Used: Brushed cotton twill
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: The only adjustments I made were lengthening the bodice and the SBA.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Definitely! Many seamstresses made this dress of cotton or linen. But so far nobody thought of making a more dressy version of that! I plan to make a cocktail version of this dress using silk.
Conclusion: This pattern offers lots of possibilities: more casual or dressy look, you can use just the skirt or the bodice to create separates.