|Pattern Description: "MISSES' DRESSES: Flared, above mid-knee length bias cut dresses A, B have front darts; dress A upper back extends into front straps; dress B shoulder straps extend from front through back loops to form tie." I made view A, as nightdresses for me and for DD.|
Pattern Sizing: 4-20, multi-sized. I cut size 10-12ish for me and size 6ish for DD. (In 2011, I cut, but never sewed, size 4 for DD, but kids grow and so I had to improvise to increase the size to our current measurements. (Lately, I trace the size onto the fabric, to preserve the option to make a bigger one another time.)
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, it did. (Only DD's is shown, because mine is a little sheer and I'm not prepared to expose myself ;) We're all better off with my lovely DD showing the results! Front and side views.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I wanted nightdresses for vacation and they needed to be cool to wear and modest. I wanted quick results. No dislikes for this purpose.
Fabric Used: For mine, a friend had gifted me a length of printed cotton batiste in coral and red print. I made a kimono bathrobe first and this was from the last of the piece. For DD, I used rayon damask from the stash.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
For me: I added 4 inches to the girth at center front, and raised the front edge by 1 inch, then made the darts deeper & longer. The hem was shorter than I wanted, so I added a band at the lower edge.
For DD: I lengthened the dress by several inches because she is very tall and modest.
For both: The slope of the side seams was reduced to fit on the available fabric. I used French seams at the sides and the upper edge was finished with single fold bias tape. Inside view.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes, I would make it again. I'm not sure about whether it is daywear except perhaps for a very young girl. It might be adapted for a tennis dress or top that would be more wearable/age-appropriate.
Conclusion: We both like our nightdresses that are modest and comfortable. Still in regular rotation in year 2 (I made them last summer).